The 2013 Royal Australian Mint six coin proof set showcases Australian circulating coin designs and is minted in a beautiful proof finish. The set includes six proof uncirculated coins: Two dollars, One dollar, Fifty cents, "hyper-metallic selective print on the Platypus" Coloured Twenty cents, Ten cents, and Five cents
The annual six coin proof set featuring the Australian circulating coin designs. However, the 2013 sets have a special surprise for circulating coin design collectors.
Exquisitely represented in selective gold plating on the Twenty cent coin in the Royal Australian Mint’s 2013 Six Coin Year Set, the platypus exemplifies the uniqueness of Australia’s currency and the native beauty it portrays. The design of the standard Twenty cent piece has remained unchanged since the introduction of decimal currency in 1966.
Since the discovery of the platypus, its story has evolved from a scientific curiosity to a national symbol. Not only is it unique to our land, it is also one of only two kinds of monotreme, or egg-laying mammal, along with the echidna.
The proof coins sit in a foam insert in a clear plastic holder, inside a leather wallet with a booklet, inside an outer box.
In the proof version of this collectible and commemorative set, it is accompanied by proof pressings of the 5 cent, 10 cent, 50 cent, $1 and $2 coins and their familiar designs.
This set is the perfect collectible item and also an affordable gift for children born in 2013