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Exclusive coin-in-book celebrates 100th Anniversary of the Gumnut Babies

February 16, 2016 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, Education, Entertainment, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Perth Mint, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

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100th Anniversary of the Gumnut Babies 1oz Silver Proof Coin & Book

This year marks the 100th anniversary of May Gibbs’ Gumnut Babies, the Australian children’s classic featuring a much-loved cast of fantasy bush characters. The success of the tale encouraged May to write and illustrate more short-stories inspired by Australian native flora, and in quick succession the Gum Blossom Babies, Flannel Flower Babies, Boronia Babies, Wattle Babies and others had captivated children’s hearts.

In celebration of the Gumnut Babies‘ centenary, The Perth Mint has released a superb commemorative coin featuring an original May Gibbs illustration of her tiny, cherub-like… Full article at the source>

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Perth Mint issues first coin to celebrate May Gibbs’ Snugglepot and Cuddlepie

January 6, 2015 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Museums, Numismatica, Numismatics, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

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Tails of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, the gumnut babies, is a much-loved children’s classic.

The story was created by May Gibbs, whose parents migrated from England to Australia in 1881 when she was four-year old. The family lived in Western Australia, but later in life May moved to Sydney, where she and her husband built a home at Neutral Bay. Called Nutcote, the house is now a museum.

The young May developed a deep love Full article at the source>

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