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.

Key features:

  • Australian legal tender coin
  • Illustrated presentation envelope
  • Official Australia Post stamp
Issue Limit 7,000
SKU 22O85AAD

Story

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.

00 2022 Free Education PNC Cover

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.

Specifications

Specifications

Year 2022
Metal Base Metal
Monetary Denomination (AUD) 1.00
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 13.500
Maximum Diameter (mm) 30.70
Maximum Thickness (mm) 3.40
Maximum Mintage Unlimited
Legal Tender Australia
Effigy Jody Clark design of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II

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