HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR 2024
STAMP & COIN COVER
The Perth Mint and Australia Post have teamed up to present this stamp and coin cover to celebrate Chinese New Year.
- Official Australia Post stamps
- Tuvalu legal tender
- Great gift idea
- Beautifully designed presentation envelope
- Item Code 24R85AAD
- Barcode 9349766019033
- Issue Limit 8,888
- Maximum Mintage Unlimited
- Release Date 29 January 2024
Chinese or lunar new year, also called the Spring Festival in China, is the most important of the traditional festivals celebrated by Asian cultures throughout the world. It is a time for families to reunite, as well as honour deities and ancestors.
In Australia and throughout the world, Lunar New Year is celebrated with dragon boat races and the dragon dance, performed throught the streets of our major cities and towns to the sound of cymbals and drums.
The dragon is believed to bring good luck and prosperity for the coming year, and the longer the dragon in the dance, the more luck it will bring to the community. In Chinese culture, dragons posess great power, dignity and wisdom. While fierce and bold they are also benevolent.
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 reverse of the coin depicts a Chinese dragon and lanterns in vivid colour. Also included in the design are the Chinese characters for 'Happy New Year' and The Perth Mint's traditional 'P' mintmark.
The Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, supplemented with the dates of her reign, the monetary denomination and the 2024 year-date are shown on the coin's obverse.
OFFICIAL AUSTRALIA POST STAMP
Affixed to the envelope are official Australia Post $1.20 and $3.60 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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