Originally published in 1918, May Gibbs’ Tales of Snugglepot & Cuddlepie™ went on to become a much-loved Australian children’s classic. Her creation of a fantasy world within the Australian bush, using creatures and images that were well-recognised and found right across the country, has fascinated generations of Australians for decades.
Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
The coin is struck from 1/2oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.
Original May Gibbs Design
The coin's reverse depicts a colour image of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie™ sitting on a tree branch, surrounded by gumnuts and gum leaves. The design includes the inscription ‘May Gibbs Snugglepot & Cuddlepie™’, and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.
Australian Legal Tender
Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the coin features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the monetary denomination, and the 2016 year-date on the obverse.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 5,000 of the 2016 Snugglepot & Cuddlepie™1/2oz Silver Proof Coin.
Stunning Illustrated Gift Card Packaging and Numbered Certificate
The coin is housed in an elaborate themed gift card, with room to write the baby's details, a family tree and a place to house a photograph.
Originally published in 1918, May Gibbs’ Tales of Snugglepot & Cuddlepie™ went on to become a much-loved Australian children’s classic.
Creating characters out of gumnuts, banksias, flowers, and other Australian flora and fauna, Gibbs captured the imagination of children and adults alike, employing humour to appeal to all ages.
The story of Snugglepot & Cuddlepie™ follows two Gumnut Babies – miniature children born in gumnuts, who continue wearing the nuts as protective hats – who are foster brothers.