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Limited Addition Silver Coins With Quokkas To Be Released In Australia

Limited Addition Silver Coins With Quokkas To Be Released In Australia

If you're a coin collector in Australia, you will be thrilled by the latest announcement coming from the Perth Mint.

A commemorative, limited edition silver coin is going to be released in Western Australia and it will feature one hell of an adorable Aussie animal.

The humble quokka will be featured on one side of the special coin - which will no doubt be snapped up by loads of collectors.

There will only be 30,000 produced by the Perth Mint and they certainly aren't cheap. Getting your mitts on one of these will set you back $47.69 and will celebrate the 'world's happiest animal'.

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Credit: Lucas Tan (Flickr)
Credit: Lucas Tan (Flickr)

Interestingly, half of the coins will be marketed to people outside of Australia to promote Western Australia's tourism industry.

WA Tourism Minister Paul Papalia said: "I commend The Perth Mint for producing its first-ever collectable quokka coin.

"The quokka has become WA's undisputed tourism icon so this is a terrific way to celebrate the 'world's happiest animal' and promote the state around the globe for when international tourism can restart."

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The quokka is a must for anyone who visits Western Australia because, let's face it, they're so goddamn adorable.

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Celebrities from around the world have shown off their quokka selfies when venturing to the massive state. Chris Hemsworth uploaded his interaction with one when he made his way to Rottnest Island last year.

Just look at it (the quokka). Credit: Instagram/chrishemsworth
Just look at it (the quokka). Credit: Instagram/chrishemsworth

The Aussie actor posted some selfies to Instagram, also featuring his wife Elsa Pataky and the amazing quokka, much to the delight of fans around the world.

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But things got even cuter when he fed the herbivorous marsupial some sort of leafy green thing straight from his own mouth.

In the clip, as the animal grabbed the snack from him, he asked: "Not going to share that?"

Their encounter didn't end there either - Chris smiled to the camera before planting a smooch on the creature.

Posting the video to his 25.5 million followers, he wrote: "Spent 3 weeks crawling around the dirt, studying the Quokkas movements, mimicking their language and eventually gained their trust and was accepted as one of them, I now go by the name Quokkachris." Got a ring to it, that has.

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And we can't help but notice that the little guy (quokka) looks pretty chuffed with itself. It's probably the only quokka in the world to have a selfie with Thor.

Featured Image Credit: Perth Royal Mint

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Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.