Uncirculated Coin Set, 1966
Mint: Royal Australian Mint, Canberra
A six coin set of 50 cent, 20 cent, 10 cent, 5 cent, 2 cent and 1 cent housed in a blue VIP wallet.
This set was presented to Sir R. Muldoon, Prime Minister of New Zealand.
A six coin set of 50 cent, 20 cent, 10 cent, 5 cent, 2 cent and 1 cent housed in a blue VIP wallet. A printed card insert gives details of the wildlife depicted on the coins and the names of the artists responsible for the obverse (Arnold Machin) and various reverse designs (Stuart Devlin) 50 cent silver (80%), 20 to 5 cent Cupro-Nickel; 2 and 1 cent Bronze.
All coins bear a bust of Elizabeth II facing right; around, ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1966
Standard types for each denomination: 50 cent - Australian Arms; 20 cent - platypus; 10 cent - lyrebird; 5 cent - spiny anteater; 2 cent - frill-neck lizard and 1 cent feather-tail glider
bronze denominations plain others milled
This was the first year of decimal coinage in Australia. This VIP set was one of 520 distributed in 1966, this example was given to the Prime Minister of New Zealand, Sir Robert Muldoon.
Purchase from Spink (Australia), 14/7/1993
Dr Stuart Devlin AO, CMG
Designed all reverse types.
Designed the obverse portrait of Elizabeth II.
Type of item
123 mm (Length), 90 mm (Width), 5 mm (Depth)
Dimensions given are for closed blue container. If coins are to be displayed in container double the width. If they are to be displayed removed from blue container allow Width 82 mm, length 111 mm and height 2 mm.