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2016 100th Anniversary Of Gumnut Babies 1oz Silver Coin & Book

Originally published in 1916, May Gibbs’ Gumnut Babies 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.

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Code: 1007
 
 
 

Creating characters out of gumnuts, banksias, flowers, and other Australian flora and fauna, Gibbs captured the imagination of children and adults alike, employing humour to appeal to all ages. Her accompanying illustrations reflected the beauty and uniqueness of the bush, bringing her stories to life.

The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver and is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965.

The coin is housed in the cover of a specially commissioned limited edition book, which contains a compilation of Gibbs most iconic tales.

The Perth Mint will release no more than 2,500 of the 100th Anniversary of Gumnut Babies 2016 1oz Silver Proof Coin & Book.

The coin's reverse depicts a colour image of seven gumnut babies sitting on a eucalypt tree branch, surrounded by gumnuts and gum leaves. The design includes the inscription MAY GIBBS GUMNUT BABIES 100TH ANNIVERSARY, and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.

The Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the monetary denomination, and the 2016 year-date, are featured on the coin’s obverse.

Each coin will be presented in the cover of a stunning limited edition Gumnut Babies book, displaying both the reverse and obverse of the coin. The book will sit within a beautifully illustrated pocket featuring May Gibbs’ Gumnut Babies. The book contains a Certificate of Authenticity, which is individually numbered.

This beautiful coin and book set will make an ideal gift or collectable item.


Product Code: 16W58BAA

Metal Content (Troy oz) 1

Monetary Denomination (AUD) 1

Fineness (% purity) 99.9

Minimum Gross Weight (g) 31.135

Maximum Diameter (mm) 40.60

Maximum Thickness (mm) 4.00

Maximum Mintage: 2,500

 
 
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