The Little Dinkums coin collection lovingly celebrates Australia's favourite creatures. The Royal Australian Mint had
commissioned artist Ben Hutchings to design six characters for a coin collection named Little Dinkums. They were Petey Platypus,
Kip Koala, Kato Cockatoo, Tinga the Tasmanian Tiger, LilyPilly Lizard and finally Binny Bilby. This coin was struck in Gold
at a size of just 14mm. The
(Ben Hutchings, 2013) The frill necked lizard was the official mascot of the Paralympic Games in Sydney 2000 and was known as Lizzie. It was prominent on the two cent coin before 1991. Its scientific name is Chlamydosaurus kingii. The lizard is found mainly in Northern Australia and New Guinea. It likes forest areas and spends most of its time in trees. There is no other creature known to man with a frilled neck, but despite its ferocious look, it feeds mainly on insects, which suggests it unfolds its neck to scare of predators such as eagles, dingos, larger lizards and owls.
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