MOTHER'S LOVE – ORANGUTAN 2014 1/2OZ SILVER PROOF COIN
The final coin in the gorgeous Mother’s Love series features a mother orangutan and her baby.
Each coin is struck from 1/2oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.
The coin’s reverse features a coloured baby orangutan climbing over its mother’s shoulder in the rainforest. The inscription ORANGUTAN and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark also appear in the design.
Issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu, the coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2014 year-date, and the monetary denomination.
The Perth Mint will issue no more than 4,500 of the Mother’s Love – Orangutan 2014 1/2oz Silver Proof Coin from a maximum mintage of 6,000.
Each coin is housed in a classic presentation case with a stylised shipper featuring stunning imagery, and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
The fifth and final release in the adorable Mother’s Love coin series features the orangutan.
The remarkable bond between a mother orangutan and her baby is the only true union among these great apes. Living a shy and solitary existence, the adult female assumes all care giving. She will carry her infant when she travels, and each evening, will assemble a nest in the tree branches where she will nourish and rest with her young.
Mother organutans nurture their young for a number of years, during which time they teach them how to climb, socialise and build their own shelter for sanctuary.