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To celebrate the centenary of two icons of Australian childrens’ literature, the Royal Australian Mint presents the set of two coloured $1 coins featuring The Tales of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie by May Gibbs, and The Magic Pudding by Norman Lindsay. Both published in 1918, these characteristically Australian books still delight readers. Everyone who treasures the classic stories will love this set, presenting the lively characters from both books.
May Gibbs had a passion for the Australian bush. It was this passion - and her strong environmental message - that made Tales of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie such a memorable hit. The story of two Gumnut brothers evading danger on their quest to find a human, Snugglepot and Cuddlepie has not been out of print in the hundred years since first published.
Both coins housed in individual presentation cases, set within an illustrated outer sleeve.
Fourth crowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland tiara.
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2018
Depicts a full-colour motif inspired by the story's original illustrations.
SNUGGLEPOT AND CUDDLEPIE