2023 STAMP & COIN COVER
The Perth Mint and Australia Post have teamed up to present this stamp and coin cover which features a colourful Christmas coin.
- Australian legal tender
- Commemorative reverse design
- Beautifully designed presentation envelope
- Item Code 23S05AAD
- Barcode 9349766016155
- Issue Limit 6,500
- Maximum Mintage Unlimited
- Release Date 1 November 2023
Christmas is a time for festive gatherings with family and friends, and for decorating our homes with Christmas trees, large or small. In the case of individuals kept apart by distance, it is an opportunity to connect in other ways, including sending greeting cards through the mail. For children, and also perhaps for those young at heart, letters are sent to Santa at this time of year, in the hope that upon making it onto the "nice" list exciting presents will arrive on Christmas Day.
Issued as Tuvalu legal tender, the uncirculated aluminium bronze coin is housed in a beautifully designed card with a circular window revealing the coin's reverse and obverse designs.
The coin portrays an imaginary scene featuring a red letterbox with Santa's initials and Christmas post. Including stylised impressions of snow, Australian wattle, and fairy lights, the artistry includes the inscription 'Merry Christmas' and The Perth Mint's 'P' mintmark.
The obverse of the coin bears the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II supplemented by the dates of her reign '1952-2022', the 2023 year-date and the monetary denomination.
OFFICIAL AUSTRALIA POST STAMP
Affixed to the envelope are two official Australia Post 65c stamps. The stamps are postmarked for the first day of issue and the envelope includes Australia Post's Seal of Authenticity.
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