The Perth Mint’s Australian Bird of Paradise gold and silver investment coins for 2019 depict the Trumpet Manucode, a species found in the unspoiled wilderness of Queensland’s Cape York.
Larger male birds measure around 31 centimetres. They have glossy blue-black plumage with elongated horn-like ear tufts and a mane of loose neck feathers.
Scientifically, the Trumpet Manucode is known as Phonygammus keraudrenii.
Phonygammus combines Greek words for ‘sound’ and ‘wedding’ – reflecting the bird’s loud, harsh call during its courtship ritual. That it is ‘wedded to sound’ forms an obvious connection with its common name.
Keraudrenii marks the bird’s association with Pierre François Keraundren (1769 – 1858), a French surgeon-naturalist who sailed to Australia with Nicholas Baudin aboard the Géographe in 1801. The expedition is credited with the discovery of more than 2,500 unknown species.
2019 Australian Bird of Paradise Gold and Silver Bullion Coins
Struck from 1oz of 99.99% pure silver and 1oz of 99.99% pure gold, the new coins offer investors an outstanding opportunity to acquire trusted precious metals bearing a highly attractive Australian wildlife design for which The Perth Mint is renowned worldwide.
Excellent companions to last year’s Victoria’s Riflebird coins, these superior Australian bullion coins have mintages of 50,000 and 5,000 respectively.
Buyers in Australia are invited to place orders with Customer Services on 1300 201 112, visit our Bullion Trading Room in person at 310 Hay Street, East Perth, or login to your perthmintbullion.com account.
All other investors interested in Australian Bird of Paradise gold and silver bullion coins should contact our exclusive international distributor Auragentum.