5 Dollars - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Tasmanian Tiger
|Queen||Elizabeth II (1952-date)|
5.00 AUD = 3.30 USD
|Composition||Nickel plated silver (.999) (Selective gold plating on fauna)|
|Orientation||Medal alignment ↑↑|
Echoes of Australian Fauna
4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara
Thylacine (Tasmanian Tiger) depicted in gold plating in a lush forest.
Lettering: TASMANIAN TIGER
Engraver: B. King
© Richard Thomas
This NCLT Silver (.999) Proof coin was released by the RAM to commemorate Tasmania's magnificent and well-preserved environment was formerly the habitat of a shy, distinctively striped carnivorous marsupial. The thylacine, or Tasmanian Tiger may have become extinct in the 1930s, but it is still one of Tasmania's best known animals. Frequently represented in art and literature, the thylacine is a poignant reminder of Tasmania's unspoiled beauty.
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