In 2018, the Perth Mint introduced a new series of 1 oz gold and silver bullion coins. The Birds of Paradise collection focuses on a family of birds found primarily in Papua New Guinea that includes 42 distinct species in 15 different genera. Following Victoria’s riflebird is the release of the Manucodia coin. Today, 2019 1 oz Gold Australian Bird of Paradise Manucodia Coins are available to you online at Silver.com.
- Available to ship to you inside of individual capsules, rolls of 20 coins, or boxes of 100 coins!
- Second bird design in the Birds of Paradise Series!
- Mintage limited to 5,000 coins only!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9999 fine gold in BU condition.
- The face value of $100 (AUD) is fully backed by the Australian government.
- Queen Elizabeth II’s latest effigy appears on the obverse.
- The manucode is depicted on the reverse of the coin.
Members of the Birds of Paradise family are found throughout eastern Indonesia, eastern Australia, and the whole of Papua New Guinea. However, each of these birds has their own distinctive range that can differ from the others. The Manucode, for example, consists of four different subspecies found in the lowlands of New Guinea, the forests of Jobi Islands and northern New Guinea, Misool Island of West Papua, and Papua New Guinea.
All 2019 1 oz Gold Australian Bird of Paradise Manucodia Coins are available to you in Brilliant Uncirculated condition from the Perth Mint. The coins are available for purchase inside of individual protective capsules, sealed rolls of 20 coins, or boxes of 100 coins housed within five rolls.
The Manucode is a medium-sized bird with black-glossed purple-and-green plumages. The birds are unique from others in the Birds of Paradise family in that they are monogamous and sexually monomorphic. The name for the birds is derived from the Javanese word “manuk dewata,” which translates into English as “bird gods.”
On the reverse of 2019 1 oz Gold Manucodia Coins is the image of a member of this species perched on a tree branch. The bird spreads its wings as if it is going to take flight and bears a resemblance to the design concept of the initial release from 2018. The primary difference here is that the Manucodia is depicted in left-profile relief compared to last year’s right-profile depiction of Victoria’s riflebird.
The reverse of 2019 1 oz Gold Australian Bird of Paradise Manucodia Coins features the image of Queen Elizabeth II. This is the sixth-generation design for Australian coins and was created by Jody Clark, the same man whose fifth-generation British design appears on Royal Mint of England coins as of 2016.
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