The third issue in this series features the terrific Tasmanian Devil. Be quick because this coin is sure to be a sell-out like its predecessors!
The world’s largest surviving carnivorous marsupial, the Tasmania Devil has a thick-set, squat build, with black fur and a large, broad head and short, thick tail.
Being nocturnal, this remarkable creature usually hides in a den or dense bush in the daytime. At night, it roams considerable distances along well-demarcated trails in search of food. Known for their characteristic gait, the Devil can also gallop quickly, although the younger animals tend to be more agile than their elders.
Tasmanian Devils were once considered a pest by early European settlers. For more than a century, these creatures were trapped and poisoned. The species appeared to be heading for extinction, but in 1941 the animals were protected by law. Identification of Devil Facial Tumour Disease in 1996 recognised this fatal illness as the biggest threat to the marsupial’s survival.
Today, this incredible creature is wholly protected and is considered a Tasmanian icon
|Country of Issue||Tuvalu|
|Series||Endangered and Extinct|
|Denomination||$1 / One Dollar|
|Composition||Silver Ag 999/1000|
|Quality||Proof - Selective Colourizing|
|Issuing Mint||Perth Mint|