2012 $1 Silver Frosted Unc Coin - 2012 Kangaroo series - Mareeba Rock Wallaby

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2012 $1 Silver Frosted uncirculated Coin - 2012 Kangaroo series - Mareeba Rock Wallaby

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2012 $1 Silver Frosted uncirculated Coin - 2012 Kangaroo series - Mareeba Rock Wallaby

In 2012 the Royal Australian Mint continues its long running Kangaroo Series with the Mareeba Rock-Wallaby. Wallabies are slightly coy members of the macropod family, and the Mareeba Rock-Wallaby is no exception, preferring the cover of night for its feeding and socialising most of the year round.

Identifying a Mareeba Rock-Wallaby can be difficult without the help of a microscope. Mareeba Rock Wallabies are almost indistinguishable from several other “Petrogale” species, including Sharman’s Rock-Wallaby and the Allied Rock-Wallaby. These endearing Australians all have long flexible tails and well-adapted feet for hopping over rocky terrain.

The Mareeba Rock-Wallaby’s most significant distinction is the distribution, the shape and number of their chromosomes. It wasn’t until 1992 that the Mareeba Rock-Wallaby, named after an area in Queensland where it is found, was declared a separate species.

Designer: Wojciech Pietranik

    Denomination    

    Metal    

    Diameter    

Mass

Finish

     Mintage     

$1

Ag

40mm

    1 Troy oz    

    Frosted Uncirculated    

20,000

 

(310047)

Denomination$1
MetalAg
Mass1 Troy oz
Diameter40mm
FinishFrosted Uncirculated
Mintage20,000
ManufacturerRoyal Australian Mint
SKU 310047

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