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SKU #1712852

2016 1oz silver proof coin and book

SKU #1712852

2016 1oz silver proof coin and book

The 1oz silver proof coin is housed in the cover of a specially commissioned limited edition book, which contains a compilation of Gibbs most iconic tales.
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Originally published in 1916, May Gibbs’ Gumnut Babies went on to become a much-loved Australian children’s classic. Her creation of a fantasy world within the Australian bush, using creatures and images that were well-recognised and found right across the country, has fascinated generations of Australians for decades.

Creating characters out of gumnuts, banksias, flowers, and other Australian flora and fauna, Gibbs captured the imagination of children and adults alike, employing humour to appeal to all ages. Her accompanying illustrations reflected the beauty and uniqueness of the bush, bringing her stories to life.

Coin details
The coin's reverse depicts a colour image of seven gumnut babies sitting on a eucalypt tree branch, surrounded by gumnuts and gum leaves. The design includes the inscription MAY GIBBS GUMNUT BABIES 100TH ANNIVERSARY.

Each coin will be presented in the cover of a stunning limited edition Gumnut Babies book, displaying both the reverse and obverse of the coin. The book will sit within a beautifully illustrated pocket featuring May Gibbs’ Gumnut Babies. The book contains a Certificate of Authenticity, which is individually numbered.

  • Mint: The Perth Mint
  • Issue date: 2 February 2016
  • Metal: 99.9% silver
  • Finish: Proof
  • Denominations: $1
  • Mintage: 2,500
  • Minimum weight: 31.135g
  • Maximum diameter: 40.6mm
  • Maximum thickness: 4mm
  • Designer: Ing Ing Jong
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