2016 $1 Coloured Silver Frosted Unc - Alphabet Coin Collection Letter 'Y'
The Letter Y Coin features an iconic Australian animal, the Yabby, playfully interacting with the letter Y. Other interesting items starting with the letter Y including a yo-yo, yacht and a yarn are cleverly hidden in the coin design to add detail and fun.
Depicting some of Australia’s most beloved animals and inspired by our ABCs, these fine silver frosted uncirculated coins from the Alphabet Coin Collection simply spells fun.
The beautifully crafted coins with exquisite, illustrative and distinct packaging designs to match, will be a loved gift and many will keep coming back for more.
History and significance
The alphabet is familiar yet timeless, resonating with many throughout their whole life, which makes it the perfect theme for a second instalment.
The Royal Australian Mint’s coin designer Bronwyn King designed each coin in the Alphabet Coin Collection and showcased her talent by illustrating the accompanying Australian animal for the packaging.
Each fine silver coin shows an Australian animal corresponding with the letter featured on the coin, fostering a personal connection with these unique pieces. Hidden objects also beginning with the same letter are cleverly incorporated into the design.
Through these beautiful examples of coining art, we have created an heirloom of childhood, a dazzling way to welcome a new addition to the family, mark a milestone or spark an interest in collecting.
Features and design
• Give an initial, spell a name or collect the whole set of 26 coins
• Each coin features a colour printed letter of the alphabet accompanied by a corresponding animal playfully interacting with it
• Each coin features hidden objects which can be detected with a magnifier, with the packaging providing some helpful hints
• Fine silver coins finished to the Royal Australian Mint’s frosted uncirculated standard
• Packaged in an attractive presentation case
• Outer box features an alphabet rhyme, highlighting the most treasured qualities in children
• Certificate of Authenticity
• Personalise special occasions with the included gift card
• Obverse features Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II effigy sculpted by Ian Rank-Broadley
• Australian legal tender
The passing of the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act empowered the Government to make laws with respect to currency, coinage and legal tender. The Coinage Act 1909 put in place the first steps for an Australian coinage. Thus began the journey towards a mint owned by the Commonwealth and ind...Find Out More