Originally published in 1918, May Gibbs’ Tales of Snugglepot & Cuddlepie™ went on to become a much-loved Australian children’s classic.
Her creation of a fantasy world within the Australian bush, using creatures and images that were well-recognised and found right across the country, has fascinated generations of Australians for decades.
The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1/2oz of 99.9% pure silver. The coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965. The Perth Mint will release no more than 5,000 of the 2015 Snugglepot & Cuddlepie™ 1/2oz Silver Proof Coin.
The coin's reverse depicts a colour image of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie™ sitting on a tree branch, surrounded by gumnuts and gum leaves, with Little Ragged Blossom between them. The design includes the inscription MAY GIBBS SNUGGLEPOT & CUDDLEPIE™, and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.
The Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the monetary denomination, and the 2015 year-date, are featured on the coin’s obverse.
The coin is housed in an elaborate themed gift card, with room to write the babies details, a family tree and a place to house a photograph.
This beautiful coin will make an ideal gift for a newborn baby.
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