2005 Royal Australian Mint Koala Baby Proof Set - 60th Anniversary of the end of the Second World War with 43 gram Silver Medallion
Baby Proof and Mint Sets have been very popular with coin collectors.
They are a very popular gift with godparents, grandparents and babies parents buying the sets for the new born in their life.
This set represents the annual Baby Set release by the Royal Australian Mint with proof versions of Australia's circulating coins. 2005 celebrated the '60th Anniversary of the end of the Second World War and this set consists of:
- Five Cents
- Ten Cents
- 'Coming Home' Twenty Cents: Illustrates the powerful image of ‘coming home to family. The Twenty cent design is inspired by an image from the Australian War Memorial (taken on the 29th of July 1945) of an Australian soldier, an ex-prisoner of war returning home and seeing family after many years apart
- 'Remembrance' Fifty Cents: Inspired by images from El Alamein, Egypt in November 1942. The Fifty cent design captures the sombre and reflective mood of remembrance and of the enormous cost of all conflicts
- 'Peace' 1 Dollar: Captures the joy and spontaneity of one of Australia's most iconic images. The One Dollar coin features the ‘Dancing Man, in Elizabeth Street, Sydney taken on the 15th August 1945 during victory celebrations on VJ Day at end of the Second World War
- Two Dollars and
- 43 gram Sterling Silver Medallion
The six coins are housed sealed in a see-both-sides hard plastic case and presented in a special protective wallet and a colourful presentation box.
The Special Sterling Silver (.925) Medallion is has a weight of 43 grams, a diameter of 45mm and a thickness of 3mm.
Only 9,702 of these sets were produced, it carries a current catalogue value of $295.00