Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Perth Mint to Release Bush Babies Koala Coin and Stamp First Day Cover

The Perth Mint and Australia Post are pleased to present the first coin and stamp cover in this adorable series featuring iconic baby animals. This series follows the same designs featured in the Australian Bush Babies 1/2oz Silver Proof series released from 2010-2011.

The coin and stamp both feature the koala, perhaps Australia’s most beloved animal. The cuddly koala ‘bear’ is not really a bear at all, but a marsupial. Protected by law, the koala lives on a diet of eucalypt leaves from the tree of the same name. This furry friend is one of the few animals that actually has fingerprints similar to humans and when distressed the koala issues a cry that has been compared to that of a human baby.

Full stamp and coin details at: Perth Mint


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