Theme, beautiful design and extremely low mintage limit, heed our advice - get one (or more) of these colorful, one ounce, pure. The Complete Collection - All Five Endangered Animals at One Discounted Price! Wildlife in Need 5-Coin Silver Dollar Proof Set.
Represents the Complete Collection of the wildly popular Wildlife in Need Series. Minted in 99.9% pure silver by the Perth Mint. The program consists of coins featuring the following endangered species. Please see the presentation lower on this page for more information about Tuvalu and its association with Australia. The Perth Mint of Australia employs its own proprietary colorization technology, in which the color is actually sealed on the coin.
The vibrant hues and precise execution of the technology create a stunning, full-color portrait on each coin. A full color portrait of adult and young endangered animals. The hands supporting these endangered animals symbolize the human support that will be necessary for them to survive.
The legends give the name of each animal and define the theme: WILDLIFE IN NEED, while the legend 1 OZ 999 SILVER guarantees the weight and purity. Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of England. In crowned profile facing right. This portrait, featuring Her Majesty wearing a tiara and pearl earrings, was executed by the sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley.The legend QUEEN ELIZABETH II and denomination also appear. Each coin is encapsulated inside a black leatherette, clamshell-style presentation case, lined with black velvet and satin, and protected by a full-color outer box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included. 5 Dollars (5 x One Dollar). 155.675 g (5 x 31.135 g).
5,000 each single coin. Perth Mint Engravers (obverse) Ian Rank-Broadley (reverse). The Island Nation of Tuvalu.
Its nearest neighbors are Kiribati, Samoa and Fiji. It is comprised of four reef islands and five true atolls. Its population of 11,992 makes it the third-least populated independent country in the world, with only Vatican City and Nauru having fewer inhabitants. It is also the second-smallest member by population of the United Nations. In terms of physical land size, at just 10 square miles Tuvalu is the fourth smallest country in the world, larger only than the Vatican City, Monaco and Nauru.
The first inhabitants of Tuvalu were Polynesian people, who arrived about 3000 years go. The islands came under Great Britain's sphere of influence in the late 19th century. The Ellice Islands were administered by Britain as part of a protectorate from 1892 to 1916 and as part of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands Colony from 1916 to 1974. In 1974 the Ellice Islanders voted for separate British dependency status as Tuvalu, separating from the Gilbert Islands which became Kiribati upon independence.Tuvalu became fully independent within The Commonwealth in 1978. With Queen Elizabeth II as titular head of state. Because Tuvalu has few natural resources it has been dependent in recent years upon aid from larger, more developed nations, including Australia, New Zealand and the United States. The Perth Mint of Australia is officially commissioned by the government of Tuvalu to produce legal tender coinage for the island nation. Talisman World Coins and Medals has been in business for more than 20 years and is one of the largest world coin direct distributors and wholesalers in the world.
The item "Tuvalu 2012 Wildlife in Need Complete 5 Coin Collection Set $1 Pure Silver Proof" is in sale since Friday, March 07, 2014. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Australia & Oceania\Australia\Commemorative". The seller is "talismancoins" and is located in Saint Louis, Missouri. This item can be shipped worldwide.