Online only

2019 $1 Native Bees Coin & Stamp Cover PNC

2019-1-BEE-PNC

New product

2019 $1 Native Bees Coin & Stamp Cover PNC

- Mintage 7,500

- Presented in a full colour envelope & insert

- 2 x $1 Commemorative Stamps

- Protective Cover

More details

In Stock

$17.95 tax incl.

Add to wishlist

More info

2019 $1 Native Bees Coin & Stamp Cover PNC

The Perth Mint and Australia Post have released a stunning stamp and coin featuring the blue neon cuckoo bee and the orange-and-black wasp-mimic bee.

Australia is home to at least 2,000 species of native bees exhibiting a diverse range of physical and behavioural characteristics. The blue neon cuckoo bee's metallic blue sheen and slick black wings b=make it one of the most striking Australian Bees, reflected in its scientific name which means 'a little shiny'. The orange-and-black wasp-mimic bee disguises itself as a wasp for protection, even holding its wings in a wasp-like V-shape when it lands. Its imitation is so flawless that it was misidentified when it was first discovered.

Issued as Tuvalu legal tender, the uncirculated base metal coin is housed in a beautifully designed card with a circular window revealing the coin's reverse and obverse designs.

The coin's reverse features a coloured image of the blue neon cuckoo bee at rest on a pink flower and the orange-and-black wasp-mimic bee on a white flower. The designs also includes the inscription "NATIVE BEES".

Postmarked First Day of Issue 14th May 2019, Werribee VIC 3030.

Coin is housed in a full colour Australia Post envelope, along with commemorative stamps.

Denomination :                  $1

Quality :                            Uncirculated

Metal :                              Aluminium Bronze

Weight :                            13.50 gms

Diameter :                         30.60 mm

Mintage :                           7,500

Certificate of Authenticity : Australia Post Seal of Authenticity

Reviews

No customer reviews for the moment.

Write a review

2019 $1 Native Bees Coin & Stamp Cover PNC

2019 $1 Native Bees Coin & Stamp Cover PNC

2019 $1 Native Bees Coin & Stamp Cover PNC

- Mintage 7,500

- Presented in a full colour envelope & insert

- 2 x $1 Commemorative Stamps

- Protective Cover

Accessories