2011 Perth Mint PNC - Bush Babies - BILBY
The coin and stamp feature the Australian bilby, a beloved desert-dwelling marsupial that is nocturnal. The bilby lives in burrows underground to protect itself from the heat and predators. This delightful creature has adapted well to its environment with the female’s pouch facing backwards so that it doesn’t fill with dirt when she’s digging!
In this outstanding design for Australian Bush Babies, Elise Martinson portrays a little bilby with its eyes bright and alert. The baby bilby is set against a background of native flowers and foliage. The design includes a grasshopper friend and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.