The Perth Mint and Australia Post are pleased to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of German naturalist and explorer Friedrich Wilhelm Ludwig Leichhardt (1813-c. 1848), an explorer and naturalist whose mysterious disappearance in the Australian outback has entered into the nation’s mythology.
The coin’s reverse portrays Ludwig Leichhardt and a line superimposed on a map of north-east Australia indicating the route of his most famous expedition to Port Essington on the Cobourg Peninsula.
Affixed to the envelope are two stamps, one is issued by Germany and the other is issued by Australia Post for the value of 60c. The German stamp is postmarked with the Berlin stamp and the 60c Australia Post stamp is postmarked for the first day of issue. The envelope includes Australia Post’s Seal of Authenticity and official number.