2019 $5 Echoes of Australia - Lesser Bilby 1oz Silver Proof Coin
The second in the Royal Australian Mint's Echoes of Australia series, following the total sellout of the Tasmanian Tiger, this is the Lesser Bilby! Thought to have been extinct since the 1950’s, the Lesser Bilby was a small rabbit-like marsupial, with a contrarily aggressive attitude! Struck from an ounce of silver, the full 40mm flan of each Bilby coin has been entirely plated in black nickel, and the Bilby selectively gold-plated. Struck to perfect proof quality, the mintage has been set at a low 5,000 coins - a figure we now know to be far too few.