2019 $5 Echoes of Australia - Tasmanian Tiger 1oz Silver Proof Coin
Australia’s Tasmanian Tiger... considered extinct since 1936, yet beloved my most in the present day. The Tassie Tiger remains a symbol of the Apple Isle, and despite its extinct status, continues to be ‘sighted’ today. As such, this unique animal makes the perfect start to the Royal Australian Mint’s new Echoes of Australia Series! Struck from an ounce of silver, the full 40mm flan of each Tasmanian Tiger coin has been entirely plated in black nickel, whilst the Tiger itself has then been selectively gold-plated. Struck to perfect proof quality, the mintage has been set at a low 5,000 coins - a figure that would immediately appear to be too few. The first of any series is key, and generally commands high secondary market prices - so now is the time to get onboard this spectacular series!