The Australian Bird of Paradise coin depicts the image of a member of the Paradisaeidae family of tropical birds. The family of birds consists of 42 separate species in 15 different genera. The birds are confined largely to dense tropical rainforests and are found primarily in eastern Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and northeastern Australia. Right now, 2018 1 oz Gold Australian Bird of Paradise Coins are available to purchase online at Silver.com in perfect condition.
- Ships to you inside of a protective plastic slab from the NGC!
- First issue of the Australian Bird of Paradise coin!
- Availability limited within the original 5,000-coin mintage!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9999 fine gold.
- Bears a face value of $100 (AUD) backed by the federal government of Australia.
- Issued a Grade of Mint State 70 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Includes an Early Release label.
- The obverse features the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
- On the reverse is the design of the Bird of Paradise.
Each of the 2018 1 oz Gold Australian Bird of Paradise Coins in this Silver.com listing earned a perfect Mint State 70 certification from the NGC. Coins in this condition exhibit full, original mint luster and lack all possible detracting flaws on the surface area and design elements.
The included Early Release label denotes the timing of arrival for the coins with the NGC. To earn this designation, coins must arrive for certification within the first 30 days of the 2018 release date set by the Perth Mint.
Birds of Paradise are a beautiful species of bird that inhabit the dense, lowland rainforests of the Atherton Tableland in the Australian state of Queensland. The native Yidinji people who have lived here for generations know the bird as the duwuduwu.
On the obverse of the 2018 1 oz Gold Australian Bird of Paradise Coin is the image of Queen Elizabeth II. The longest-reigning monarch in British history appears here in right-profile relief in the fourth-generation design created for the Royal Mint of England in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley.
The reverse side of the 2018 Gold Australian Bird of Paradise Coin features the namesake bird the series is named after. The Bird of Paradise is also known in Australia as Victoria’s riflebird, a name given to it by Scottish naturalist John Macgillivray. The name derives from the reigning monarch at the time, Queen Victoria I, and the uniform colors of the Queen’s Riflemen Brigade which had uniform colors similar to that of the bird’s plumage.
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