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Face Value 1 Dollar
Size/Diameter 40,60 mm
The coin’s design heralds love, peace and harmony with heart-felt inscriptions and motifs including a gold coloured symbol of infinity. Complemented by a stylised pattern of flowers and leaves, the design includes The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark, a traditional symbol of our scrupulous attention to detail.
This release is presented in a classic black display case with a clear lid. Packaged in a stylish gift box shipper adorned with a ribbon, each coin in the mintage is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Face Value 1 Dollar
Size/Diameter 40,60 mm
A wedding is a time for celebration and love, a time to rejoice in the joining of two people in matrimony before embarking on the next chapter of their lives together.
The Perth Mint’s 2020 Wedding coin is a perfect gift reflecting this wonderful tradition.
The coin’s reverse depicts a bride and groom embracing on their wedding day with two intertwined gold wedding rings.
Each coin will be presented in a prestigious white glossy box with a beautiful heart-shaped crystal on the lid, within an illustrated shipper, and accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.
Country – Australia
Year – 2021
Face Value – 30$
Metal – Silver .9999
Weight – 32,151 oz
Size – 100,90 mm
Quality – Proof
Max mintage – 388 coins
These 2021 coins celebrate the Year of the Ox, whose rule over every second year in the 12-year lunar cycle is said to influence people born during 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009 and 2021. Each coin’s reverse portrays a charming image of an ox and its calf with a cherry blossom tree, a symbol of love and beauty. Meticulously crafted from 1 kilo of pure silver, this impressive Year of the Ox coloured coin from the 2021 Australian Lunar Series features a pure gold privy mark insert. The coin’s reverse portrays an appealing image of an ox and its calf in colour. As well as a representation of a cherry tree, a symbol of love and beauty, the reverse includes a special 1 gram privy mark insert inscribed with the Chinese character for ‘ox’. Additional inscriptions included in the design comprise ‘OX 2021’ and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.
Unique series with glass colored insert. First issue Greta Oto butterfly.
Fineness (% purity): 92.50
Denomination (USD): $10
Weight (g): 50 g
Diameter (mm): 42×42
Year of Issue: 2014
Country: Republic of Palau
Exterior Decoration: Glass Insert, Colored
The Glasswinged butterfly (Greta oto) is a brush-footed butterfly, and is a member of the subfamily Danainae, tribe Ithomiini, subtribe Godyridina. G. oto adults also exhibit a number of interesting behaviors, such as long migrations and lekking among males.
The Glasswinged Butterfly (Greta oto) is one of the most spectacular butterflies on the planet. This isn’t because of its bright coloration or unique shape, however, but rather its one glaring and fabulous characteristic: its wings are almost completely transparent!
Most butterflies have very tiny scales which cover the wing membranes. These scales are what give monarch butterflies their orange and black hues or morpho butterflies their vivid blue coloring. Unlike these butterflies, between the veins of the Glasswinged Butterfly there are no scales – just translucent membranes – which means the wings allow you to look straight through them! That’s why the Spanish name for these butterflies is ‘espejitos’ which literally translates to ‘little mirrors.’
The membranes, when positioned in just the right way, will refract light so that incredible, breathtaking colors are shown in the butterfly’s wings. It’s akin to a clear soap bubble catching the light and exposing its vast array of colors within. When in flight, however, it’s nearly impossible to spot the butterfly since its wings are basically clear.
It’s a very neat trick to avoid being eaten – don’t be seen at all! What does this butterfly do when its a caterpillar, though? Well, the larvae are brightly colored purple and red which equals a big “stay away from me” in the animal kingdom. If predators still go after the caterpillar, they’re in for a terrible surprise. Caterpillars of the Glasswinged Butterfly will actually feed on a plant of the genus ‘Cestrum.’ The common name for this plant is nightsha… and it’s highly poisonous. The caterpillars absorb the toxins into their bodies from the plant and these will even materialize into the adult’s body after the caterpillars undergo metamorphosis. So, both the caterpillar and the adult are poisonous and any predator would do best to avoid munching on them.