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Niue Last Tasmanian Tiger $5 2011 Lenticular Proof Silver Crown Mint Box & COA

Niue - Last Tasmanian Tiger - $5 - 2011 - Lenticular Proof Silver Crown - Mint Box & COA - The Tasmanian Tiger or Thylacine (Thylacinus cynocephalus), the world's largest carnivorous marsupial once common throughout Australia and Papua New Guinea, is believed by many to have been hunted to extinction by the early European settlers of Tasmania, its last stronghold. Others believe that the Tasmanian Tiger survived the attempts at eradication and continues to exist in isolated groups in Tasmania's rugged bush-land. Sightings of this shy and elusive creature persist to this day. Defined by a sensational Lenticular design, official legal tender status and flawless Silver Proof quality, this prestigious tribute to the 75th anniversary of the last Tasmanian Tiger held in captivity is also notable for extremely limited availability. The mintage has been set at 3,000 coins. The coin features a vibrant 'Moving Image' design of Benjamin - the last known Tasmanian Tiger. A powerful illustration of the best in modern minting, this seamless, flowing Lenticular motif has been created from actual film footage of Benjamin taken by naturalist David Fleay! With a large, wolf-like head, tiger-like striped coat and wombat-like backwards-facing pouch, the Thylacinus cynocephalus (Tasmanian Tiger) is among the most intriguing elements of Australia
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Niue - Last Tasmanian Tiger - $5 - 2011 - Lenticular Proof Silver Crown - Mint Box & COA - The Tasmanian Tiger or Thylacine (Thylacinus cynocephalus), the world's largest carnivorous marsupial once common throughout Australia and Papua New Guinea, is believed by many to have been hunted to extinction by the early European settlers of Tasmania, its last stronghold. Others believe that the Tasmanian Tiger survived the attempts at eradication and continues to exist in isolated groups in Tasmania's rugged bush-land. Sightings of this shy and elusive creature persist to this day. Defined by a sensational Lenticular design, official legal tender status and flawless Silver Proof quality, this prestigious tribute to the 75th anniversary of the last Tasmanian Tiger held in captivity is also notable for extremely limited availability. The mintage has been set at 3,000 coins. The coin features a vibrant 'Moving Image' design of Benjamin - the last known Tasmanian Tiger. A powerful illustration of the best in modern minting, this seamless, flowing Lenticular motif has been created from actual film footage of Benjamin taken by naturalist David Fleay! With a large, wolf-like head, tiger-like striped coat and wombat-like backwards-facing pouch, the Thylacinus cynocephalus (Tasmanian Tiger) is among the most intriguing elements of Australia
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