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SKU #1711636

2018 Baby proof six coin year set

SKU #1711636

2018 Baby proof six coin year set

This year’s proof set commemorates the 35th anniversary of Possum Magic's first publication, it is a worthy theme for the 2018 Proof Baby Coin Set.
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In many cultures throughout the world, coins are a traditional gift to mark the birth of a new child. With their ability to mark a moment in time and their status as a symbol of wealth and prosperity, they have come to symbolise our greatest hopes for our children.

The Royal Australian Mint celebrates this special significance with the annual release of baby sets. Many of these have featured treasured Australian children’s stories - Dot and the Kangaroo, Blinky Bill, The Magic Pudding and Snugglepot and Cuddlepie have all been featured on these beloved releases. Their timeless appeal, imaginative content and positive messages have made them all fitting themes for such blessed events.

Since 1983, Australian children have been delighted by the Australian picture book Possum Magic. Mem Fox’s lyrical tale and Julie Vivas’ whimsical illustrations have taken readers on a journey around Australia’s capital cities, sampling Australian delicacies in a quest to find a special magical food. On the 35th anniversary of its first publication, it is a worthy theme for the 2018 Proof Baby Coin Set.

Coin details
Features all six Australian circulating coin designs with the fifty cent coin’s reverse features a special colour printed design of one of Julie Vivas’ beautiful illustrations.

Packaging features Possum Magic artwork.

  • Mint: Royal Australian Mint
  • Issue date: 4 December 2017
  • Finish: Proof
  • Mintage: Unlimited
  • Designer: Stuart Devlin, Horst Hahne, Julie Vivas
Denomination 5c 10c 20c 50c $1 $2
Metal Cu Ni Cu Ni Cu Ni Cu Ni Al/Br Al/Br
Mass (g) 2.83 5.65 11.30 15.55 9.00 6.60
Diameter (mm) 19.41 23.60 28.52 31.51 25.00 20.50
Finish Proof Proof Proof Proof Proof Proof