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Echidna

1992

This Echidna 1990 Two Hundred Dollar Pride of Australia Gold coin is the fourth of six coins in the Pride of Australia wildlife series. The other coins in the series are the Frilled Neck Lizard (1989), Platypus (1990), Emu (1991), Squirrel Glider (1993) and the Tasmanian Devil (1994). The reverse was designed by Horst Hahne and features a Echidna in its natural habitat. It contains the legend "PRIDE OF AUSTRALIA TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS". The obverse displays Raphael Maklouf's portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, right facing, crowned with necklace and earrings. Around this portrait is the legend "ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1992".

The Echidna is the oldest mammal on the planet.(Wildcare Australia Inc, 2017) They can be found throughout Australia and in parts of New Guinea in a variety of environments including quite extreme temperatures. A number of subspecies have developed localised variations like denser fur to deal with their environment. Using their snout and long tongue the echidna forages for ants, termites, earthworms, and some beetles. Although habitat loss, motor vehicles, and domestic cats and dogs pose a substantial threat to the echidna they are a highly resilient species and remain very common.

The tails side of the coinThe inscription around the inner edge of the coinThe heads side of the coinWildcare Australia Inc, 2017

 MintageAU50AU55AU58MS64MS65MS66MS67MS68MS691992 3,935          MintagePR65DCAMPR66DCAMPR67DCAMPR68DCAMPR69DCAMPR70DCAM1992 Proof5,921      Values are in AUD and are retail price estimations based on past sales of coins certified by PCGS or NGC and as such values only related to such graded coins. Uncertified coins or coins graded by other services would likely be worth significantly less. For wholesale pricing please refer to the Red Sheet. While all attempts to ensure accurate pricing, data entry errors can occur and as such no warranty is expressed or implied as to the accuracy of any information published on this website. It is important to verify all published sales to ensure the accuracy of the pricing when making any purchase decision. Any personal information provided to us is protected by the Privacy Act 1988.