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Australian Bird of Paradise series enters second season

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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.



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New bullion coins display exotic Australian bird of paradise design

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The bird of paradise is famously associated with the island of New Guinea, where its beautiful plumes are used as currency by local tribes and worn as adornments during cultural ceremonies.

A few species also inhabit north eastern areas of Australia, the ‘great southern land’ to which New Guinea was once physically connected.

A remarkable example is Victoria’s riflebird, a species endemic to Queensland’s Atherton Tableland where it lives year-round in the rainforest.

Known as the ‘duwuduwu’ to the indigenous Yidinji people, it was recorded by Scottish naturalist John Macgillivray in 1848 and subsequently named after the reigning UK monarch, Queen Victoria.

In colour, the male bird’s similarity to the uniforms of contemporary British riflemen is the purported reason for its common title. Predominantly velvety black, the plumage includes areas of iridescent greenish blue, purple and bronze which are used to showy effect during its theatrical courtship dance.

This flamboyant display involves a series of initial nodding, weaving and flapping movements. As a dramatic finale, the bird holds its head high while arching its wings skyward in a dramatic appeal for a mate.

Australian Bird of Paradise 1oz Gold and Silver Bullion Coins

 

The Perth Mint is delighted to showcase an Australian bird of paradise with this stunning representation of Victoria’s riflebird on two superb new Australian bullion coins. Struck from 1oz of 99.99% pure silver and 1oz of 99.99% pure gold, they have maximum mintages of just 50,000 and 5,000 respectively.

With only limited stock available, registered Perth Mint clients are urged to place their orders at www.perthmintbullion.com as soon as possible. Alternatively, please call Customer Services on 1300 201 112, or visit our Bullion Trading Room in person at 310 Hay Street, East Perth.

All other investors interested in this limited release are invited to contact the exclusive international distributor Auragentum.



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