The birds of Paradise are a new series of silver and gold coins available from the Perth Mint, which is better known to many in Australia as Victoria’s riflebird. The species is native to New Guinea as well as the northeast region of Queensland, Australia. Available in 1 Troy oz, these new coins are a novel and exciting option for those investing in silver. Right now, 2018 1 oz Australian Silver Bird of Paradise Coins are available to purchase online from Nashville Coin Gallery.
The so-called Bird of Paradise. With beautiful plumage worn by indigenous people of the Yidinji tribe, the bird is known to them as the “duwuduwu.” The bird was first spotted by outside Europeans in 1848 and named for the reigning monarch of the United Kingdom at the time, Queen Victoria I.
The reverse side of the Australian Silver Bird of Paradise Coins depicts Victoria’s riflebird as it takes off in flight from a branch. The engravings on this side of the coin include the name of the series and the coin’s weight, purity, and metal content.