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Australia 2010-P Celebrate Australia - UNESCO World Heritage Sites - Tasmanian Wilderness & Eastern Quoll (Native Cat) $1 Dollar BU with Color

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Celebrate the glorious diversity and splendor of Australia's natural heritage with this colorful new program!

The Perth Mint has issued a new series of value priced coins meant to extol the biodiversity and natural beauty of the Land Down Under. Appropriately enough, these five colorful dollars comprise the Celebrate Australia Program. Each coin commemorates one of five different Australian UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The artistic and skillfully rendered design of each coin encompasses two distinct elements unique to its UNESCO World Heritage Site:

Celebrate Australia Tasmanian Wilderness $1 in Package    • A full color view of the Site's resplendent natural beauty; and
    • An iconic animal of that UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The five different Sites and the animals represented include:
   • Great Barrier Reef & Green Sea Turtle
   • Greater Blue Mountains & Tree Frog
   • Heard and McDonald Islands & Macaroni Penguins
   • Shark Bay & Dugong Sea Cow
   • Tasmanian Wilderness & Eastern Quoll

The Celebrate Australia coins are available either singly or in a complete set of all five dollars! This remarkable and reasonably priced program allows collectors of any means to taste the natural splendor and sample the remarkable diversity of the Island Continent in all its glory! Celebrate Australia!

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The dramatic Cradle Mountain and Dove Lake in the Central Highlands in the Tasmanian Wilderness UNESCO World Heritage Site.Tasmania and Its Unspoiled Wilderness
Tasmania is both an Australian state and an island of the same name. It is located 150 miles south of the eastern side of the island continent, being separated from it by Bass Strait. The state of Tasmania includes the island of Tasmania, the 26th largest island in the world, and other surrounding islands. The state has an estimated population of 500,000 with almost half located in the greater Hobart area.

Tasmania is promoted as the "Natural State" and the "Island of Inspiration" owing to its large and relatively unspoiled natural environment. Legally, almost 37% of the land in Tasmania is in reserves, National Parks and World Heritage Sites. The island measures 226 miles long from the northernmost point to the southernmost point and 190 miles from west to east. The capital and largest city is Hobart.

The Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Site was established as an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982. This rugged landscape, shaped by glaciers, comprises parks and reserves representing one of the last large temperate wilderness regions in the Southern Hemisphere. The World Heritage Area is one of the largest conservation areas in Australia, covering almost 20% of Tasmania. The area constitutes one of the last expanses of temperate wilderness in the world, including the renowned South West Wilderness.

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The Eastern Quoll
A close up view of a spotted Eastern Quoll, a marsupial carnivore once native to mainland Australia but now only found on the island of Tasmania.The Eastern Quoll (Dasyurus viverrinus), also known as the Eastern Native Cat, is a medium-sized carnivorous marsupial native to Australia. They are now considered extinct on the mainland, but remain widespread and even locally common in Tasmania. It is one of six extant species of quoll.

The Eastern Quoll is about the size of a small domestic cat, with an adult male averaging two feet in length and weighing approximately 3 pounds. Their thick coat is covered by white spots, and ranges in color from a light fawn to a near black, with an off-white belly. They can be distinguished from the Tiger Quoll by their slender build, pointed snout and lack of spots on the tail.

The Eastern Quoll is a solitary predator, hunting at night for its prey of insects and small mammals. They have also been known to scavenge food from the much larger Tasmanian Devil.

The main threats to the Eastern Quoll are competition with and predation from feral cats, and illegal poisoning and trapping. The lack of foxes and dingoes in Tasmania is believed to have contributed to the survival of the species. The last Eastern Quoll specimen on mainland Australia was collected as roadkill in Sydney's Nielsen Park, in 1964. The National Parks and Wildlife service reports numerous unconfirmed sightings up until 1999, and the species was reported sighted as recently as 2006.

The coin’s obverse depicts a full-color image a waterfall and ferns in a primeval Tasmanian forest. The design includes a carnivorous Eastern Quoll, a marsupial considered to be extinct on mainland Australia.

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A close up view of a spotted Eastern Quoll, a marsupial carnivore once native to mainland Australia but now only found on the island of Tasmania. Technology Note
The Perth Mint of Australia employs its own proprietary colorization technology, in which the color is actually sealed on the coin. The vibrant hues and precise execution of the technology create a stunning, full-color portrait on each coin.

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Obverse
The coin’s obverse depicts a full-color image a waterfall and ferns in a primeval Tasmanian forest. The design includes a carnivorous Eastern Quoll, a marsupial considered to be extinct on mainland Australia. The legend reads TASMANIAN WILDERNESS. The Perth Mint "P" mint mark also appears.


Reverse

The reverse features Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of England, in crowned profile facing right. This portrait, featuring Her Majesty wearing a tiara and pearl earrings, was executed by the sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley. The legend ELIZABETH II, the date and the denomination also appear.

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Packaging
Each coin is sealed inside a full color, lavishly illustrated presentation card with fold out stand for upright display.
Specifications
Country Australia
Year of Issue 2010
   
Face Value (Set) One Dollar
Weight 13.80 grams
Diameter 30.20 mm
Gauge (Thickness) 3.10 mm
   
Finish Brilliant Uncirculated with Color
Composition Aluminum Bronze
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist Aleysha Howarth (obverse)
Ian Rank-Broadley (reverse)

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