2017 Coin Collection - Possum Magic

Author: My Collectables   Date Posted:15 August 2017 

After 34 years as one of Australia’s most successful and beloved children’s books, Possum Magic is taking pride of place on this beautiful new coin set. This set will be cherished by lovers of classic Australian literature.

The folder contains a limited edition one cent coin and four one dollar coins, along with three coloured two dollar coins.

HISTORY AND SIGNIFICANCE
Since its publication in 1983, Mem Fox’s Possum Magic has been beloved by Australian children. The charming tale of Grandma Poss and Hush is Australia’s best-selling picture book with over five million copies sold over the last 34 years.

Young readers have been captivated by the possums’ journey around Australia, sampling Australian delicacies in a quest to undo the magic spell that made Hush invisible. The combination of Mem Fox’s lyrical words and Julie Vivas’ whimsical illustrations has not only scored legions of fans but has also been turned into plush toys, educational board books, a recipe book, an orchestral score performed by the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and a stage musical.

FEATURES AND DESIGN
• Limited edition copper one cent coin with a unique reverse designed by Julie Vivas exclusively for this folder
• Four one dollar coins and three coloured two dollar coins depicting beloved moments from Possum Magic. Packed in a collector folder featuring artwork from the book
• Australian legal tender