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SKU #1711635

2018 Baby uncirculated six coin year set

SKU #1711635

2018 Baby uncirculated six coin year set

This year’s set commemorates the 35th anniversary of Possum Magic's first publication, it is a worthy theme for the 2018 Baby uncirculated coin set.
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Since its publication in 1983, Australian children have been captivated by Possum Magic. Mem Fox and Julie Vivas’ delightful – and truly Australian – picture book has introduced many young Australians to the story of Grandma Poss and her granddaughter Hush. Long ago, Grandma Poss has made Hush invisible to protect her from the perils of the bush. One day, when Hush decides that she would like to see what she looks like, Grandma Poss is at a loss. She remembers her magic has something to do with food—’people’ food—and so the two possums take a journey around Australia to find Australian treat that will make Hush visible again.

Possum Magic celebrates not only Australia’s unique animals and foods but also the warmth of family and the imaginative possibilities the world has to offer. It was awarded the 1984 Ethel Turner Prize in the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards and the 1994 Canberra’s Own Outstanding List Award. On the 35th anniversary of its publication, Possum Magic is still striking a chord with the newest generation of Australian readers.

Coin details
This six-coin set with the fifty cent coin’s reverse features a special sculpted design of one of Julie Vivas’ beautiful illustrations. Includes a special colour printed token of Hush eating a lamington.

Packaged in a Possum Magic-themed coin folder.

  • Mint: Royal Australian Mint
  • Issue date: 4 December 2017
  • Mintage: Unlimited
  • Designer: Julie Vivas/Royal Australian Mint
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 Uncirculated Uncirculated Uncirculated Uncirculated Uncirculated Uncirculated

The token weighs 7.55g and has a diameter of 27mm.