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The Last Tasmanian Tiger 3D Lenticular coins


2011 $1 Tasmanian Tiger Lenticular Gold-Plated Prooflike

Celebrating one of the true icons of Australia’s natural and cultural history with the latest in 21st century minting techniques, this stunning tribute to the Tasmanian Tiger is most notable for its sensational Lenticular Moving Image. The reverse design features the very last of the species to die in captivity and has been created with the last known film footage of a live Tasmanian Tiger!

An animal like no other, the thylacine resembled a large short-haired dog with a head like a wolf, a backward facing pouch like a wombat, a stiff tail similar to that of a kangaroo, and a striped body that gave it the name ‘Tasmanian Tiger’.

The impact of human activity significantly contributed to the disappearance of the Tasmanian Tiger population, with disease, hunting and incursion into its natural habitat all having an effect. Considered a major threat to livestock, the last Tasmanian Tiger in the wild was shot by a farmer in 1933. It was in the same year that the last known surviving Tasmanian Tiger was captured and transported to Hobart Zoo and named ‘Benjamin’. The Tasmanian Tiger was notorious for its inability to survive long in captivity, and Benjamin died after only three years at the Zoo, passing away on the 7th of September 1936.SH112The ideal subject for the application of Lenticular minting technology, this spectacular 40mm gold-plated legal tender coin captures perfectly the great beauty and fierce appearance of this intriguing, distinctive Australian marsupial. Enshrining a crucial artefact of Australia’s natural history within genuine legal tender, the vivid Moving Image design was created using footage of Benjamin taken by noted naturalist David Fleay at the Hobart Zoo in 1933. Given the employment of Fleay’s historic film, you could hardly imagine a more authentic, more eye-catching commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the death of the last known Tasmanian Tiger. SH112bA fantastic opportunity for our clients to enjoy this compelling combination of Australian history and state-of-the-art minting, the 2011 $1 Tasmanian Tiger gold-plated Prooflike coin represents outstanding value-for-money at the Official Issue Price of just $29.95!

  • A stunning Lenticular legal tender tribute to the
    iconic Tasmanian Tiger
  • Features Moving Image design - created using
    original footage of the last Tassie Tiger!
  • Measuring 40mm in diameter, each Prooflike copper
    coin is finished in 24-carat gold!
  • Set in an informative, attractive full-colour pack
  • Very affordable at Official Issue Price!


2011 $5 Tasmanian Tiger Lenticular Silver Proof


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 is also notable for extremely limited availability. The mintage has been set at a crazy 3,000 coins! Like it’s gold-plated counterpart, the broad 40mm flan of this precious metal Proof 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! SH091bComplete with a Certificate of Authenticity attesting to the surprisingly low mintage of 3,000 - sure to sell-out at speed - this exclusive 25g sterling silver Proof is set in a plush case.


The original footage which was used to produce the lenticular design!
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Canada 2010 50c Lenticular Daspletosaurus Coin

The Royal Canadian Mint has teamed up with Canada's museums to release a new series of must-have lenticular moving image dinosaur coins. Each inspired by a different exhibit, the first coin in the series features the monstrous Daspletosaurus Torosus and centers on the nations leading natural sciences and natural history museum. Making the release even more significant is the fact that the museum is about to celebrate its 100th anniversary!


The Daspletosaurus is closely related to the much better known Tyrannosaurus, or T-Rex for short. Both similar in build, the Daspletosaurus is an older and much smaller relative. Towering in at close to 9 meters in length and weighing around 3 tons, these dinosaurs were carnivorous predators at the top of the food chain and preyed on other large dinosaurs such as Centrosaurus and Hypacrosaurus. The Daspletosaurus lived in western North American over 74 million years ago during the late Cretaceous Period. Their bones were heavily constructed and some, including the nasal bones on top of the snout, were fused for strength. An adult was typically armed with around 6 dozen teeth that were very long but oval in a cross section rather then blade-like, allowing it to attack and kill heavily plated dinosaurs. Loosely translated, Daspletosaurus means 'Frightful Lizard' - a name quite fitting for such a ferocious beast!


Implementing state-of-the-art minting techniques the Canadian mint has created a stunning lenticular coin that when tilted, the image of the fierce and dangerous Daspletosaurus appears to spring into motion. Presented in full-colour, the coin is sure to fascinate and engage amateur dinosaur hunters and enthusiasts alike. A distinctive addition to any collection, and an intriguing gift, each 35mm brass-plated steel 50c is set within an illustrated full-colour folder, complete with six FREE trading cards!


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