Elizabeth II (1952-date)
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|Composition||Silver (.999) (Pad Printed)|
|Orientation||Medal alignment ↑↑|
Series: Australian Antarctic Territory
4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara
Coloured image of a Leopard Seal (Hydrurgo leptonyx) and its pup, which occur exclusively in the Southern Hemisphere, generally inhabiting pack ice surrounding the Antarctic continent. These solitary, predatory animals with spotted body markings also frequent larger sub-Antarctic islands, including Australia's Heard and Macquarie Islands, and have even been sighted in Tasmania.
LEOPARD SEAL : 2005
Australian Antarctic Territory
1 OZ 99.9 SILVER
|P||Perth Mint, Australia|
The 2nd release from The Perth Mint's popular Australian Antarctic Territory Series commemorates the Leopard Seal.
As part of the Australian Antarctic Division's scientific program, researchers are studying the abundance and movements of Leopard and other pack-ice seals to help monitor changes that occur in the region in response to global warming.
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