Diwali is an ancient five day Hindu ‘festival of lights’. Celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs, Jains and some Buddhists around the world, is it considered one of the happiest holidays in India and Nepal. The main theme of the festival is the triumph of light over darkness, goodness over evil, knowledge over ignorance and hope over despair.
$1 Aluminium Bronze Coin
The $1 coin is struck by The Perth Mint from aluminium bronze.
Vivid Colour Design
The reverse of the coin features a coloured representation of Lakshmi sitting on a lotus flower with gold coins pouring out of her hands, symbolising material and spiritual wealth. The design includes the inscription ‘happy diwali’ and The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark.
Official Australia Post Stamp
Affixed to a beautifully designed envelope is an official Australia Post $1.00 stamp. The stamp is postmarked for the first day of issue and the envelope includes Australia Post’s Seal of Authenticity.
Tuvalu Legal Tender
Issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu, the coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the monetary denomination and the 2017 year-date.
No more than 10,000 of the Diwali Festival 2017 Stamp and Coin Cover.
Each uncirculated aluminium bronze coin is presented in an illustrated presentation card.