TINGA - THE TASMANIAN DEVIL. The Little Dinkums coin collection lovingly celebrates Australia's favorite creatures. The Royal Australian Mint had commissioned artist Ben Hutchings to design six characters for this collection. The reverse of this pure gold proof coin depicts the cartoon character Tinga the Tasmanian D evil and includes the legend "1/25 oz 99.99 AU 5 DOLLARS". The obverse features the traditional Ian Rank-Broadley portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, crowned and right facing and is surrounded by the legend "ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2010".The coin is housed in a presentation box with the cartoon character emblazoned upon it. The Tasmanian Devil is an iconic symbol of Tasmania and Australia. It has been widely used by the media and businesses alike.
It gained worldwide recognition from the Looney Tunes cartoon character. It is a carnivorous marsupial that is found only in Tasmania despite attempts to get them to breed elsewhere. It can best be described as a small stocky dog with powerful jaws and having front legs longer than its back legs. Its habitat is throughout Tasmania, but the core of its population would be the eastern and north-western parts. It prefers dry and open forests and can also be found near roads so that it can scavenge from roadkill.
This can also be its own downfall though, as many devils lose their life on the roads. They are a protected species and their decline is also due to diseases such as Devil facial tumor disease which forms around its mouth and eventually starves the animal to death.
COMES IN ORIGINAL PRESENTATION CASE WITH ILLUSTRATED OUTER CARTON B OX AND. 1,300 (Max = 10,000). DON'T HESITATE TO ASK QUESTIONS AND PLEASE CHECK OUT MY OTHER LISTINGS!FOR CUSTOMERS IN UNITED STATES. EACH SALE COMES WITH UNCONDITIONAL 100% GUARANTEE OF THE QUALITY AND. IF THE COIN IS NOT AS DESCRIBED. SAME 100% GUARANTEE OF THE QUALITY AS FOR USA CUSTOMERS. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Bullion\Gold\Coins".
The seller is "monetaricus" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.