2020 Australian Fifty Cent Coin - Skippy the Bush Kangaroo - GRADED MS68 by PCGS Certificate #40114694
Beloved of a generation of Australian children, “Skippy, the Bush Kangaroo” was a highly successful television series that screened on the Nine Network from 1968 to 1970. Eric Jupp’s catchy theme music introduced each half-hour episode of the adventures of young Sonny Hammond and his family in the fictional Waratah National Park (actually Sydney’s Ku-ring-gai-Chase National Park). Of course, the real star of the show was Skippy, an unusually intelligent and dextrous grey kangaroo who communicates with characteristic (and fabricated) clicking sounds. In each episode, the endearing Skippy helps the family tackle a range of issues, always managing to save the day.
The original series was exported all over the world and did much to promote Australia internationally.
Today, “Skippy, the Bush Kangaroo” remains a much-loved pioneer of Australian television.