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 illustrations from this celebrated book on the 50c coin and a colour printed token, this set is a unique gift for those welcoming a new child into their families in 2019 or for collectors of uncirculated coin designs.
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.
|Country Of Issue||Australia|
|Denomination||5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, $1, $2|
|Metal Type||Aluminium Bronze, Cupro Nickel|
|Weight (g)||2.83, 5.65, 6.60, 9.00, 11.30, 15.55|
|Diameter (mm)||19.41, 20.50, 23.60, 25.00, 28.52, 31.51|