Australian Bush Babies II - Platypus 2013 Stamp and Coin Cover

  • Aluminium Bronze $1 Coin
  • Cute Reverse Design
  • Australian Legal Tender
  • Official Australia Post Stamp
  • Beautifully Designed Presentation Envelope

The Perth Mint and Australia Post produce this adorable series featuring native baby animals. The coin and stamp both feature the platypus. Unique to Australia, the platypus lives beside freshwater rivers and lakes, where it creates burrows for shelter and protection. 

This wonderful stamp and coin cover series features iconic baby animals gloriously illustrated by designer Elise Martinson.

This series follows the same designs featured on the Australian Bush Babies II 1/2oz silver proof coins released by The Perth Mint in 2012 and 2013.

Others in the Series:

2011 Australian Bush Babies Series I: Kangaroo, Koala, Bilby, Dingo, Sugar Glider

2013 Australian Bush Babies Series II: Kookaburra, Possum, Echidna, Wombat (& Platypus)

Aluminium Bronze $1 Coin

This $1 coin is struck by The Perth Mint from high quality aluminium bronze.

Cute Reverse Design

The coin’s reverse depicts an irresistible image capturing the innocence of the baby platypus.  As well as The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark, the design features a friendly Australian insect and delicately frosted representations of Australian bush flowers. 

Australian Legal Tender

Issued as Australian legal tender, the coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 2013 year-date.

Official Australia Post Stamp

Affixed to the envelope is an official Australia Post $4.65 stamp.  The stamp is postmarked for the first day of issue and the envelope includes Australia Post’s Seal of Authenticity and official number.

Beautifully Designed Presentation Envelope

The uncirculated aluminium bronze coin is housed in a beautifully designed card that fits inside a similarly illustrated envelope with a circular window revealing the coin’s reverse and obverse designs.


Technical Specifications

Monetary Denomination (AUD) 1
Metal Aluminium Bronze
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 13.00
Maximum Diameter (mm) 30.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 3.10
Maximum Mintage Unlimited


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