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1995 Ten Dollar Proof Coin Numbat

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1995 Ten Dollar Proof Coin Numbat

The first coin in the highly popular Endangered Species $10 proof coins.

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AUSTRALIA 1995 TEN DOLLAR PROOF Australia's Endangered Species Numbat. Obverse: Maklouf portrait of Elizabeth II to right; Reverse: Numbat Purity: 92.5% Weight: 20g Nett: 0.59ozt

The first coin in the highly popular Endangered Species $10 proof coins.

In 1995, the RAM began a highly popular coin series bringing attention to Australia's endangered native wildlife. Not only were these attractive and superbly presented coins popular with collectors in Australia, they were in huge demand overseas also.

The fauna featured in this series are: 1995 - Numbat; 1996 - Southern Right Whale; 1997 - Red-Tailed Black Cockatoo; 1998 - Northern Hairy Nosed Wombat.

Although these coins are reasonably easy to get now, some of the early dates in the series were commanding significant premiums on the secondary market in the late 90's - just check out a few old Coin Review magazines from that period for the evidence! Some of the piedforts were selling for well over $100 apiece.

The coin is in mint condition as is the presentation case, and is accompanied with a Certificate of Authenticity.