2008 Two Coin Proof Set - Year of Planet Earth



In response to customer feedback the Royal Australian Mint has released two new two coin sets to complement our existing six coin sets. This will ensure that the standard circulating and special coin designs are available in both proof and uncirculated finish at a modest additional price.

2008 is the International Year of Planet Earth. The aim of this celebration is to demonstrate to the global community the universal knowledge base of geosciences’. Our specially designed 2008 Year Sets have incorporated some of the themes identified by Geoscience Australia, assisting in creating a positive awareness of sustaining planet Earth’s resources and health.

Featuring a special International Year of Planet Earth themed 20 cent piece with a standard design $1 coin, both in proof finish.

Mint designer Vladimir Gottwald has created a design for the 20c coin that patrays the effects of tsunami, floods, earthquakes and salinity.