MAHOGANY GLIDER Extinct Endangered 1 oz Silver Proof Coin 1$ Tuvalu 2015

MAHOGANY GLIDER Extinct Endangered 1 oz Silver Proof Coin 1$ Tuvalu 2015

MAHOGANY GLIDER

FROM "ENDANGERED AND EXTINCT" SERIES

The 2015 issue of the the Perth Mint's Endangered and Extinct Series, a tribute to one of the most particular and famous Australian creatures: the Mahogany Glider. This spellbinding 999 silver 1oz Proof is sure to be a sell out, just like its predecessor!

The coin’s reverse features a coloured mahogany glider perched on a tree branch framed by gumnuts and gum leaves. The design includes the inscription MAHOGANY GLIDER. The coin is issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu. The Raphael Maklouf effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 2013 year-date appear on the obverse coin.

BACKGROUND AND HISTORY

Mahogany Glider A nocturnal arboreal marsupial, the mahogany glider closely resembles the sugar glider, the squirrel glider and the yellow-bellied glider, but is noticeably larger than any of its relatives (26.5 cm long and 410 g) and long tail (34–40 cm). The species gets its common name from its mahogany-brown belly and the similar colour of its patagium, or gliding membrane. Unlike related gliders, it has a golden mendulla section, rather than grey. The tail is covered in short hair, and is black on the underside. These gliders
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