This beautiful coin features a stunning colour design of the Australian Butterfly – Richmond Birdwing presented by The Perth Mint and Australia Post.
The Richmond Birdwing Butterfly is one of the largest butterflies found in South East Queensland and Northern New South Wales. The male of this beautiful butterfly species is coloured a brilliant green and black. Once found in abundance, the range of the butterfly has become severely restricted.
Unique Reverse Design
The coin's reverse depicts a Richmond Birdwing in stunning colour, with a struck butterfly perched on a flowering bush in the background. The design also includes the inscription RICHMOND BIRDWING and The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark.
Australian Legal Tender
Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the monetary denomination, and the 2016 year-date.
Official Australia Post Stamp
Affixed to the envelope is an official Australia Post $1.00 stamp. The stamp is postmarked for the first day of issue and the envelope includes Australia Post’s Seal of Authenticity.
Beautifully Designed Presentation Card
Each uncirculated aluminium bronze coin is housed in a beautifully designed card, featuring the Richmond Birdwing, with a circular window revealing the reverse and obverse designs.