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Tasmanian Devil Featured in Endangered and Extinct Silver Coin Series

October 24, 2012 in Coins, Silver, Silver Coins

October 23, 2012 By Michael Zielinski (http://news.coinupdate.com)

The Perth Mint of Australia has released the third coin within the “Endangered and Extinct” series, which features the Tasmanian Devil. The two previous releases of the series have sold out.

The Tasmanian Devil is Australia’s largest carnivorous marsupial. The animal is characterized by its stocky muscular build, black fur, and its bloodcurdling screeches. Trapping, poisoning, and devil facial tumor disease have taken a heavy toll on the population. In 2009, the International Union for Conservation of Nature classified the animal as endangered.

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