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150 Years of Education 2022 Stamp and Coin Cover
Issued by Australia Post with a coin struck by The Perth Mint, this Stamp and Coin Cover commemorates the 150th anniversary of free education.
- Australian legal tender coin
- Illustrated presentation envelope
- Official Australia Post stamp
Education for all
The Education Act 1872 made Victoria the first Australian colony and one of the first jurisdictions in the world to offer free, secular and compulsory education to its children.
150th anniversary design
Struck from aluminium bronze, the Australian coin in this Stamp and Coin Cover portrays a representation of an early Australian school house with a teacher and students. Also included in the design is the inscription ‘150TH ANNIVERSARY OF FREE, SECULAR & COMPULSORY EDUCATION IN AUSTRALIA’, and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.
Illustrated presentation envelope
The coin comes in an illustrated envelope portraying an early school house and a Certificate of Education issued by the Victorian Education Department. The envelope also features Australia Post’s Seal of Authenticity
Official Australia Post stamp
The Australia Post $1 commemorative stamp affixed to the envelope is stamped with a book-shaped postage mark accompanied by the words ‘FIRST DAY OF ISSUE 11 OCTOBER 2022 MELBOURNE VIC 3000.