2022 STAMP & COIN COVER
The Perth Mint and Australia Post teamed up to present this stamp and coin cover which features the inquisitive and endearing Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus).
- Australian legal tender
- Commemorative reverse design
- Beautifully designed presentation envelope
- Item Code 22O65AAA
- Barcode 9312650213503
- Issue Limit 6,500
- Maximum Mintage Unlimited
- Release Date 11 July 2022
The Budgerigar is a small parrot native to the drier regions of Australia, where it is found in open scrublands, woodlands, and grassland. In the wild, Budgerigars are green and yellow, with black markings on the nape, back and wings. These nomadic birds usually move around in small flocks, but under favourable conditions can sometimes number in the many thousands. Budgerigars (or budgies) are one of the world’s most popular pets.
Highly social, they are very receptive to humans and can be trained to whistle, mimic speech and do simple tricks. Budgies have been bred in a range of colour combinations, including yellow, blue, violet, grey and white, and in many countries are exhibited by enthusiasts in competitive shows.
Issued as Australian legal tender, the uncirculated aluminium bronze coin is housed in a beautifully designed card with a circular window revealing the coin’s reverse and obverse designs.
Each coin’s reverse portrays a Budgerigar in colour perched on a branch. Also included in the design is the inscription ‘BUDGERIGAR’, and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.
The Jody Clark effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the monetary denomination, and the 2022 year-date are shown on the coin’s obverse.
OFFICIAL AUSTRALIA POST STAMP
Affixed to the envelope is an official Australia Post $1.10 stamp. The stamp is postmarked for the first day of issue and the envelope includes Australia Post’s Seal of Authenticity.
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