One Dollar 2013 Australian Bush Babies - Possum, Coin from Australia - detailed information

One Dollar 2013 Australian Bush Babies - Possum, Coin from Australia
CoinOne Dollar 2013 Australian Bush Babies - Possum

The one dollar coin denomination (written as $1) was introduced in Australia in 1984, replacing the earlier banknotes. The original reverse design by Stuart Devlin on circulating coins has not been changed since its introduction. The denomination is also often used to issue circulating commemorative coins with various reverses.

The denomination is also used by both the Royal Australian Mint and the Perth Mint to issue an extensive range of collector coins which are legal tender in Australia but are not intended for circulation - such as this one. The coin is larger than the normal $1 coins.

This coin is part of the Perth Mint's Australian Bush Babies II featuring the babies of various native animals of Australia, and depicts a baby Possum (the 'II' in the name of the series indicates this is the second year it was issued; the first was in 2011).

There are about 70 species of small to medium-sized possums - arboreal marsupials native to Australia, New Guinea, and Sulawesi. These are commonly known as possums, gliders, and cuscus. The common name "possum" for various Phalangeriformes species derives from the creatures' resemblance to the opossums of the Americas. However, although opossums are also marsupials, Australasian possums are more closely related to other Australasian marsupials such as kangaroos. The smallest species is the Tasmanian pygmy possum, with an adult head-body length of 70 mm and a weight of 10 g. The largest are the two species of bear cuscus, which may exceed 7 kg. Phalangeriformes species are typically nocturnal and at least partially arboreal. They inhabit most vegetated habitats, and several species have adjusted well to urban settings. Diets range from generalist herbivores or omnivores (the common brushtail possum) to specialist browsers of eucalyptus (greater glider), insectivores (mountain pygmy possum) and nectar-feeders (honey possum).

The coins were issued either in a presentation card on in a PNC. The coin and the stamp of the PNC both feature the brush-tailed possum. One of Australia's most familiar marsupials, this lively animal is the size of a domestic cat with a pointed face, long oval ears, a pink nose and a bushy black tail.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintageunknown
Obverse
Australia / One Dollar 2013 Australian Bush Babies - Possum - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin shows the crowned mature head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (her effigy known as the "Fourth Portrait"). The Queen wears the "Girls of Great Britain and Ireland" diamond tiara, a wedding gift from Queen Mary (Her Majesty's grandmother) in 1947 - which she also has on the Machin and the Gottwald portraits.

In tiny letters below the head, the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley).

Around the effigy is the monarch's legend, the date of issue and the value: ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2013 · 1 DOLLAR ·.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2013 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Reverse
Australia / One Dollar 2013 Australian Bush Babies - Possum - reverse photo

The coin’s reverse depicts a baby possum. As with all other coins in the series, the design also features a friendly Australian insect and delicately frosted representations of Australian bush flowers.

Below, above the possum's tail, is the Perth Mint’s P mint mark. The designer's initials EM (for Elise Martinson) are in the foliage directly below that.

Around right, the inscription Australian possum.

Reverse Inscription Australian possum
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
See also

Coins in the Australian Bush Babies series include:
- $1 Australian Bush Babies - Koala, 2011
- $1 Australian Bush Babies - Dingo, 2011
- $1 Australian Bush Babies - Bilby, 2011
- $1 Australian Bush Babies - Sugar Glider, 2011
- $1 Australian Bush Babies - Kangaroo, 2011
- $1 Australian Bush Babies - Kookaburra, 2013
- $1 Australian Bush Babies - Possum, 2013
- $1 Australian Bush Babies - Platypus, 2013
- $1 Australian Bush Babies - Echidna, 2013
- $1 Australian Bush Babies - Wombat, 2013

One Dollar 2013 Australian Bush Babies - Possum: Known varieties
Variety In presentation card
Mintage Issued: unknown
Variety In PNC
Mintage Issued: unknown
Details

Philatelic Numismatic Cover (PNC). The $6.45 stamp features a baby possum and is postmarked for the first day of issue, 7th May 2013, Sandy Hollow NSW 2333. In addition, the envelope is endorsed with Australia Post’s Seal of Authenticity and official number.

Perth Mint Item ID: 13U77CAA
Issue price: AU$ 15.95

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One Dollar 2013 Australian Bush Babies - Possum: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeOne Dollar, Large
Issued2013
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value1 (x Dollar)
Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
MaterialAluminium-Bronze
DesignerElise Martinson
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size30.600 mm
Thickness3.100 mm
Mass13.500 g
OCC IDRWKZ-OJNC-WGNM-OXGL
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