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2014 $1 Bright Bugs Series - Leichardt's Grasshopper Unc Coin in Card

2014 $1 Bright Bugs Series - Leichardt's Grasshopper Unc Coin in Card

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2014 $1 Bright Bugs Series – Leichhardt’s Grasshopper Uncirculated Coin in Card

The Bright Bugs series continues with the bold, bright and bewildering Leichhardt’s grasshopper. This new coin is ideal for people who appreciate the hidden beauty that dwells in our natural world. Kids, nature lovers and those who love something ‘a little different’ will find it fun, educational and enlightening in more ways than one.Hatched in the remote plains of the Northern Territory and Western Australia with dull colouring the Leichhardt’s Grasshopper might never seem destined to take on the world. However, as it grows and develops a vivid body of brick red, midnight black, orange and royal blue, it soon finds its purpose, it home and its mission.

The whole world might still be too much for it to conquer, but it does manage to pounce on a single Pityrodia shrub. It lives in and eats its one host plant for its entire life.

While the grasshopper rules its shrub with no predators to threaten its kingdom, its life is not without challenges.

Yearly burning of the scrub land where it is found can leave the creature homeless and foodless.

Without the mobility to find a new shrub it struggles through its final days waiting and waiting for its host plant to re-sprout.Each coin is designed on a frosted uncirculated coin with colour printing.The Leichhardt’s Grasshopper is the fifth coin in the six-coin series.

Packaged in a full colour card with a picture of the bug against it’s natural plant habitat.

Denomination :       $1

Quality :                 Uncirculated

Metal :                   Aluminium / Zinc / Bronze

Weight :                 9.00 grams

Diameter :              25.00 mm

Mintage :                Unlimited

Certificate of Authenticity : Royal Australian Mint Seal of Authenticity

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