In 2017 the Royal Australian Mint issued coloured two coin set in order to commemorate 25 years of the "Bananas in Pyjamas" segment of the Australian children's television series "Play School". This NCLT (non-circulating legal tender) coin is Australia's first ever coloured 5 cent coin. It has been paired up with a coloured 20 cent coin. The two coins are frosted uncirculated and are packaged in coin capsules that are placed in a children's book type folder.

Bananas in Pyjamas is an Australian children's television show that premiered on 20 July 1992 on ABC. It has since become syndicated in many different countries, and dubbed into other languages. The concept was inspired by the success of the song Bananas in Pyjamas, written by Carey Blyton in 1967, on Play School. This song, which had become a regular item on Play School, became the theme of the new series. The series was revamped in May 2011 as a CGI animated series created by Southern Star Entertainment.


Fourth crowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland tiara.

The Girls of Great Britain and Ireland tiara was a wedding present in 1947 from her grandmother, Queen Mary, who received it as a gift from the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland in 1893 on the occasion of her marriage to the Duke of York, later George V. Made by E. Wolfe & Co., it was purchased from Garrard & Co. by a committee organised by Lady Eve Greville. In 1914, Mary adapted the tiara to take 13 diamonds in place of the large oriental pearls surmounting the tiara. At first, Elizabeth wore the tiara without its base and pearls but the base was reattached in 1969. The Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara is one of Elizabeth's most recognisable pieces of jewellery due to its widespread use on British banknotes and coinage.

Engraver: Ian Rank-Broadley



Depicts three main characters: the two Bananas (B1 and B2) and the Rat in a Hat.


Type Commemorative Issue (Non-circulating)
Material Cupronickel
Weight 2.83 g
Diameter 19.4 mm
Thickness 1.3 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Royal Australian Mint (RAM)

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