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Other marsupials on coins
« on: December 03, 2014, 07:28:33 PM »
Kangaroos have their own topic:

Kangaroos on Coins



The koala also has its own topic:

The koala on coins



Please post any other marsupials here.



For coins depicting the echidna and the duck-billed platypus, see also:

Monotremes on coins.

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Re: Other marsupials on coins
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2014, 07:29:22 PM »
From Wikipedia:

Marsupials are an infraclass of mammals living primarily in Australasia and the Americas. A distinctive characteristic, common to most species, is that the young are carried in a pouch. Well-known marsupials include kangaroos, wallabies, the koala, possums, opossums, wombats and the Tasmanian devil. Less well-known species of marsupials include the numbat, bandicoots, bettongs, the bilby, quolls, and the quokka.

Marsupials are characterized by giving birth to relatively undeveloped young, often residing in a pouch with the mother for a certain time after birth. Close to 70% of the 334 extant species occur in Australia, New Guinea, and nearby islands, with the remaining 100 found in the Americas, primarily in South America, but with 13 in Central America, and one in North America north of Mexico.

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Re: Other marsupials on coins
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2014, 07:32:24 PM »
Papua New Guinea, 10 toea, 1975.  Spotted cuscus. Spilocuscus maculatus.

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Re: Other marsupials on coins
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2014, 07:34:04 PM »
Australia, 1 cent, 1966.  Feathertail glider (Acrobates pygmaeus),  the world's smallest gliding possum.
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Re: Other marsupials on coins
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2014, 07:35:31 PM »


Australia, 50 cents, 2004.  Primary School Student Design by John Serrano.  Wombat - bottom right.

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Re: Other marsupials on coins
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2014, 07:36:22 PM »
Australia, $1 silver, 2004.   Wombat.  Design by Stuart Devlin.

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Re: Other marsupials on coins
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2014, 07:37:04 PM »
Australia, $1, 2008.  Wombat.

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Re: Other marsupials on coins
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2014, 07:38:24 PM »
Australia, $200, 1994.  Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii).

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« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2014, 07:39:05 PM »
Australia, $5, 2007.  Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii).  Designer: Ryan Vanderwiel.
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Re: Other marsupials on coins
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2014, 07:40:47 PM »


Australia, 1995, 10 dollars.

The numbat is an Australian anteater. Like so many Australian mammals, it is a marsupial.

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Re: Other marsupials on coins
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2014, 10:10:55 PM »


Australia, 20 cents, 2001.  Tasmanian Tiger (Thylacine), extinct since 1936.

See also: Extinct animals (not dinosaurs).

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Re: Other marsupials on coins
« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2018, 10:34:49 PM »
The first coin of the independent Solomon Islands featured a cuscus. The unusual denomination of the coin was 30 dollars. And yes, it was an official collector coin.
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