There are few series of collectible coins around that number more than ten entrants, and even fewer that number more than twenty, Coin Invest Trusts ‘World of Wonders’ and ‘Mountains and Flora’ series immediately springing to mind. Even rarer are coin series with over twenty pieces in them that are released in one chunk, and the Royal Australian Mints new ‘Alphabet Coin Collection’ series of frosted silver coins is just such a series.
With a name like that it doesn’t take a genius to work out there are 26 coins in the series, each featuring a coloured letter of the alphabet and adorned with an Australian animal whose name starts with that letter. Weighing in at 11.66g of fine silver each, the coins are finished in a frosted uncirculated finish and contain details also associated with the letter on the coin that can only be seen with a magnifier.
Each coin comes nicely packaged in a coin box with a unique coloured shipper, but there doesn’t seem to be any mention of a single collection box to hold all 26 coins, which seems a missed opportunity. Available now for $50 AUD each or $1170 AUD for the whole set, a handy $130 saving, non-Australian buyers also don’t have to pay the 10% sales tax, further reducing the price of the set by over $100.
We’ve mow completed our full guide to the series including images of all 26 coins, so head on over to have a look HERE.
For generations, Australian animals have been adored by children. Many of our earliest memories are of us being captivated by the living creatures around us, catching our hearts and imaginations. The alphabet is one of the first lessons we all learn, and we swell with pride at learning to recite the letters, spell our name or read our first words. Bringing together these cherished childhood themes, we have crafted a set of coins to enchant and educate. With the Royal Australian Mint’s new 2015 $1 Coloured Frosted Uncirculated Alphabet Coins, these elements have been united in fun and charming collectable coins. Each coin features a letter of the alphabet accompanied by a corresponding native Australian animal. Unleash your inner detective by finding the hidden objects which can only be spotted with a magnifier.
The 2015 Alphabet Coin Collection comprises of twenty-six silver coins each featuring an individual letter of the alphabet with a coloured, frosted uncirculated finish. By combining individual coins you can spell out anything at all, from a loved one’s initials, to a newborn baby’s name, to grandpa’s pet pug.
The Letter A Coin features the adventurous Ant, playfully interacting with the letter A. Other interesting items starting with the letter A including an apple, an arrow and an arachnid are cleverly hidden in the coin design to add detail and fun.
|DENOMINATION||$1 AUSTRALIAN DOLLARS|
|ARTIST||UNKNOWN / IAN RANK BROADLEY|
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