A Legend of Australian Literature, Henry Lawson was a gifted balladist and short story writer with a talent for narrative, atmosphere and humour. Three of Lawson's renowned literary pieces - The Drover's Wife, The Loaded Dog and On the Edge of Plain are celebrated with this 50c coin collection.
Though his best work would be valued by modern critics as comparable with that of the great short story writers, Henry Lawson's early years were not encouraging. His education was brief and shadowed by partial deafness, which, in 1881 became an incurable hearing loss.
All coins created in a unique aluminium bronze dodecagon format.
The reverse of each coin depicts a beloved story by Henry Lawson -
- The Drover's Wife
- The Loaded Dog
- On the Edge of a Plain
Each coin is displayed on a presentation card
All coins are minted in a unique aluminium bronze finish
The three coins are presented on individual cards contained in an envelope.