The Perth Mint’s latest release of silver coins includes the brilliantly colorized and adorable Australian Cub Series of proof coins. Celebrating the world’s largest cat as the first in the series, the Tiger Cub proof arrives in limited availability as a Tuvalu issued coin. Right now, the 2016 ½ oz Australian Cub Series Tiger Cub Proof Silver coin is available while supplies last from JM Bullion.
- Mintage strictly limited to just 5,000 coins in total!
- 1st release in the Australian Cub Series!
- Arrives in a presentation package.
- Features a colorized design field on the reverse.
- Contains ½ oz of .999 pure silver.
- Bears a face value of $.50 that is legal tender in Tuvalu.
- Struck in proof.
Tigers are the world’s largest cat species, and can be found in many different subspecies across the continent of Asia, the Indian subcontinent, and parts of Russia. A full-grown tiger can weigh upwards of 300 pounds.
Each of these 2016 ½ oz Australian Cub Series Tiger Cub coins is struck by the Perth Mint as a proof specimen, with sharper edges and highly detailed design features. These coins also have a colorized finish on the reverse, bringing the tigers and their surroundings to life.
On the reverse face of the coin you’ll find the image of two cuddly tiger cubs at play, with one laying on its back as the other one jumps over it. The only engraving on this face of the coin is the “P” mint mark of the Perth Mint.
The obverse features Ian Rank-Broadley’s 1998 depiction of Queen Elizabeth II. Captured in right-profile relief, Her Majesty’s image is surrounded by multiple engravings that include her name, the coin’s face value, nation of issue, year of issue, weight, purity, and metal content.
Australia’s Perth Mint was founded in 1898 as the third and final installation in the British Royal Mint system on the continent. Today it is an independent facility owned by the state of Western Australia, and operates outside the Royal Australian Mint system. These particular proof coins ship in brightly colored presentation boxes, and arrive in a Perth Mint display case within. A numbered Certificate of Authenticity is included as well.
You can reach a JM Bullion customer service representative on the phone at 800-276-6508, or connect with us online using our live chat and email features. These new coins have limited availability, so don’t delay in ordering!