Featured on this One Dollar coin is the Leichhardt's grasshopper scientific name - Petasida ephippigera

This creature is a pyrgomorph (gaudy grasshoppers) native to tropical northern Australia The species is named after Ludwig Leichhardt

It is bright orange with significant blue patches on its head and thorax, and black or very dark blue scattered spots on its abdomen

This coin employs the Royal Australian Mints state of the art technology to showcase the vibrant colours of this native insect.


SKU 9314683103486
Brand Royal Australian Mint

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