2013 Australian Striated Pardalote $1 PNC
2013 $1 Pardalotes – Striated Pardalote Stamp & Coin Cover PNC
The Perth Mint and Australia Post have release a delightful bird coin and stamp cover featuring the Pardalote. There are four species in the Pardalote family, all of which are native to Australia. The Striated Pardalote is the most nomadic and widespread, inhabiting nearly all areas of Australia.
Issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu, the uncirculated aluminium bronze coin is housed in a beautifully designed card that fits inside a similarly illustrated envelope with a circular window revealing the coin’s reverse and obverse designs. The coin’s reverse features an irresistible image of a Pardalote perched on a tree. The design includes the inscription STRAITED PARDALOTE, PARDALOTUS STRIATUS and $1.
Affixed to the envelope is an official Australia Post $3.00 stamp. The stamp is postmarked for the first day of issue and the envelope includes Australia Post’s Seal of Authenticity and official number.