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 from 1/2oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.
The coin’s reverse depicts a colour image of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie™ sitting on a tree branch, surrounded by gumnuts and gum leaves. The design includes the inscription ‘May Gibbs Snugglepot & Cuddlepie™’, and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.
Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the coin features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the monetary denomination, and the 2016 year-date on the obverse.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 5,000 of the 2016 Snugglepot & Cuddlepie™1/2oz Silver Proof Coin.
The coin is housed in an elaborate themed gift card, with room to write the baby’s details, a family tree and a place to house a photograph.