2019 Six Coin Baby Uncirculated Set - Possum Magic
The Royal Australian Mint has dedicated its 2019 Baby Sets to one of Australia’s most celebrated children’s books; Mem Fox’s Possum Magic. Featuring select illustrations from this celebrated book on the 50 cent coin and colour printed token, this is an ideal gift for those welcoming a new child into their families in 2019.
HISTORY AND SIGNIFICANCE
Since 1983, Australian children have been captivated by the beloved story Possum Magic. Mem Fox’s delightful – and truly Australian – story has introduced many generations to Grandma Poss and young Hush, who has been made invisible by her grandmother’s special bush magic.
Hush and Grandma Poss take readers on a journey through Australia’s capital cities, devouring many Australian delicacies in search for the magical
ingredient to undo Grandma Poss’ spell.
Possum Magic is as much a celebration of the unique Australian animals and foods as it is a celebration of the bond of family and the imaginative possibilities the world has to offer.
The book was awarded the 1984 NSW Premier’s Literary Award and the 1994 Canberra’s Own Outstanding List Award. After more than 35 years of publication, Possum Magic is still striking a chord with new generations of Australian readers.
FEATURES AND DESIGN
• Fifty cent coin’s reverse features a special sculpted design of one of Julie Vivas’ beautiful illustrations
• Packaged in a Possum Magic-themed coin folder
• Includes a special colour printed token of Hush eating a lamington
• Six coin set
• Coins’ obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II sculpted by Ian Rank-Broadley
• Australian legal tender