2017 Six Coin Uncirculated Baby Year Set - Alphabet Series
Marking the arrival of a new baby is as easy as ABC, celebrate with the 2017 Uncirculated Baby Set from the Alphabet Coin Collection. This set includes a beautifully coloured token, bringing together letters with charming Australian animals. It is an adorable, befitting and coveted gift that will be cherished for years to come.
HISTORY AND SIGNIFICANCE
Coins have long been a traditional gift for key moments in someone’s life. As objects which are used and prized in so many different ways, they have inherent nostalgic value for many people. For this reason, specially-packaged coins produced and marked in a significant year are a lasting memento of life’s special highlights. For parents and children alike, the year of a child’s birth is perhaps the most meaningful date of all, making baby sets a perennially popular gift item.
The Royal Australian Mint’s annual baby sets have historically been housed in packaging reflecting themes from a wide range of treasured childhood memories. Continuing on from 2016, the theme will be the alphabet, as our ‘ABCs’ form one of the first and most fundamental lessons that a young child learns.
FEATURES AND DESIGN
• Features all six Australian circulating coin designs
• Includes a family tree and a place to capture important birth details
• Packaged in a themed presentation folder, with an alphabet rhyme which embraces many treasured aspects of childhood
• Set includes a beautiful coloured ABC token, featuring Australian animals
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