The Dreaming Down Under: Kangaroo postal numismatic cover features a beautiful illustration of a baby kangaroo and a matching $1 uncirculated coin. This would make for a wonderful gift for the arrival of a new baby. The is postmarked - 24 March 2021 | Greenbushes WA 6254
PNC Issue: 2021 Issue 15, limited to 6,000
This postal and numismatic cover is the first in the Dreaming Down Under series, released during 2021 and depicting some of Australia’s most recognisable wildlife.
The world’s largest terrestrial marsupial, the kangaroo is a strong contender for being Australia’s most charismatic native animal, even featuring on the national coat of arms. The four species of kangaroo – Red, Eastern Grey, Western Grey and Antilopine Kangaroos – belong to the Macropodidae family, a Latin term meaning “big foot”. (The closely related wallabies, wallaroos and tree-kangaroos also belong to this family.) The distinctively large hind feet combined with powerful hind legs allow the kangaroo to bound at great speed. The Red Kangaroo, the largest of the species, can travel at up to 60 kilometres per hour, clearing an astonishing eight metres in a single bound.
Cover, card and coin illustration: © Elise Martinson, www.elisemartinson.com
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