Final release in Perth Mint series shows poodle
- Published: Nov 17, 2018, 3 AM
Puppies are cute and endearing, and popular with people, whether they are animal lovers or not.
Inside Coin World: Celebrating Christmas numismatically: The December issue of Coin World features several features with a Christmas theme and a look at paper money depicting people you might not recognize.
Poodles are extremely affable family pets with many talents and a long history of serving their masters, having originally been bred for retrieving waterfowl for hunters.
The poodle’s intelligence, hypoallergenic fur and affectionate nature makes it a sought-after companion and therapy dog for people of all ages. With curly woolly coats that give puppies in particular a cuddly lamb-like appearance, they can be marvellously energetic playmates for young children.
The 2018 Proof .9999 fine silver 50-cent coin has been issued for Tuvalu.
The coin’s reverse features a brown miniature poodle puppy in the pounce position, ready for play, amid field flowers. The inscription POODLE and the Perth Mint’s P Mint mark also appear in the design.
The coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, the 2018 year-date, the weight and fineness, and the monetary denomination.
The coin is housed in a classic gray display case within a superbly illustrated shipper, and is accompanied by a numbered certificate of authenticity.
Earlier releases in the series showcase a puppy version of the beagle, border collie, golden retriever and English bulldog.
The coins contain a half-ounce of silver, measure 32.6 millimeters in diameter and have a mintage limit of 5,000 pieces.
Distributor Talisman Coins offers the new coin (and earlier issues) for $42.95 each.
To order, visit the firm’s website.
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