This colourful guinea pig coin pays homage to the 150th anniversary of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) in Australia. Very cute and with distinct personalities, guinea pigs are a popular pet in Australia, with their audible squeaks and whistles effective in drawing their owner’s attention (and cuddles!)
The Royal Australian Mint has partnered with the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the organisation’s work in Australia. Founded in London in 1824 and then in Australia in 1871, the RSPCA works to protect all animals from cruelty.
An independent charity, the organisation relies on community support to run animal rehoming shelters, investigate complaints of animal cruelty and educate the community about responsible pet ownership and animal welfare.
The RSPCA promotes the welfare of all animals. In fact, its moniker is “for all creatures, great and small”.
This coin shows a colourful guinea pig munching on some greenery and will be popular among coin collectors, guinea pig lovers and animal devotees.
A dollar from the sale of every guinea pig coin will go to the RSPCA to help them continue their important work.
Each guinea pig coin includes the following features:
- Unique, colourful design
- Limited mintage of 22,500
- Uncirculated finish