The Perth Mint has released the 1oz silver proof coloured coin featuring the quokka.
A quokka is a small type of wallaby found mainly in the south west region of Western Australia, particularly Rottnest Island, an idyllic location 18 kilometres off the coast near Perth. About the size of a cat, the quokka has thick, grey-brown fur, a broad face, shiny black eyes and round furry ears.
Thanks to its cute, smiley appearance and an acceptance of humans, the quokka has become a popular subject for ‘selfies’ in the age of social media.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 5,000 of the Quokka 2021 1oz Silver Proof Coloured Coin.
The coin’s reverse portrays a coloured quokka on a beach with a lighthouse in the background. Standing on its hind legs, the herbivorous marsupial is eating its preferred diet of leaves.
The coin is housed in a classic display case with a clear lid. Packaged with an illustrated shipper, each coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.