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2012 YOUNG COLLECTORS ANIMAL ATHLETES – CHEETAH

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A great gift for any budding young collector, the coin is housed in an illustrated presentation card. The card folds out with fantastic illustrations and information about the cheetah.

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The fastest mammal on land, the super-charged cheetah can reach incredible speeds of up to 113 kilometres an hour over short distances. Compare this to the fastest human who can run, arguably, at speeds of around 37 kilometres per hour.

The cheetah sometimes perches in high places to watch for prey. When it sights a likely victim, the cheetah begins to stalk. It creeps as close as possible before the attack. It may lift its head high to keep the prey in sight, but it keeps its body hidden. The cheetah is hard to see because its spotted coat blends with the tall, dry grass of its surroundings. Suddenly, the cheetah makes a lightning dash! If you are a hare, impala, wildebeest calf, antelope, warthog, or game bird – then you’re top of this creature’s list for lunch! After a chase, a cheetah needs half an hour to catch its breath before it can eat.

Once found throughout Asia and Africa, the species is now only scattered throughout limited areas of Iran and Africa. The cheetah starts life weighing between 250 - 300 grams at birth and can grow to an adult weight of up to 64 kilograms. No wonder this incredible cat is the fastest sprinter on earth!

  • Australian legal tender
  • Third release in six-coin series
  • Stunning original reverse design
  • Aluminium bronze $1 coin
  • Illustrated presentation card

The coin’s reverse portrays a cheetah set against the coloured background of an African plain. The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark and monetary denomination are also incorporated in the design.


Issued as Australian legal tender, the coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the year-date and monetary denomination.


PRESENTATION
A great gift for any budding young collector, the coin is housed in an illustrated presentation card. The card folds out with fantastic illustrations and information about the cheetah.