2019 Six Coin Baby Proof Set - Possum Magic
The magical theme; Mem Fox’s Possum Magic, continues as the 2019 Proof Baby Coin Set. Whimsical, passionate, imaginative and proudly Australian, this set includes a special 50 cent coin featuring one of the books celebrated illustrations in gorgeous colour. A perfect gift to celebrate the birth of a child in 2019
HISTORY AND SIGNIFICANCE
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 our 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 befitting themes for such blessed events.
Since 1983, Australian children have been enamoured 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.
FEATURES AND DESIGN
• Fifty cent coin’s reverse features a special colour printed design of one of Julie Vivas’ beautiful illustrations
• Packaged in an attractive presentation box
• Six coin proof set
• Continuing the annual tradition of Royal Australian Mint proof coin baby sets
• Certificate of authenticity
• Coins’ obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II sculpted by Ian Rank-Broadley
• Australian legal tender