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The Australian Opal Series is made up of 8 unique coins, including The Pygmy Possum. This series concluded in late 2015 and is inspired by many of Australia’s iconic animals. The pygmy possum has a prehensile tail, contributing to its reputation as an excellent climber.


  • Individual coins ship in a plastic flip sleeve
  • Consisting of 1 oz 999 Fine Silver
  • Obverse: Features the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II designed by Ian Rank-Broadley along with the country of issue and legal tender value
  • Reverse: Features an Australian opal insert depicting a pygmy possum on a banksia branch surrounded in silver by banksia leaves and blossoms, a gibbous moon, and the Southern Cross constellation along with the inscription “PYGMY POSSUM”, year of issue, metal weight and purity
  • This coin was the fourth issue in the Australian Opal Series

The Perth Mint opened in 1899 as the British Royal Mint’s 3rd branch in Australia. The historical Hay Street location handled gold refining until moving to a modern facility in April 1990. Ownership of the mint was transferred to the Government of Western Australia in July of 1970.

This coin may not include the box as pictured depending on availability.

Lightly Used
Perth Mint

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