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Welcome the New Year
Chinese New Year is one of the most important celebrations for Chinese people across the globe. It is a time for families to reunite, as well as honour deities and ancestors. Portraying a lion dance, this Stamp and Coin Cover honours the traditional performance which brings luck, fortune and prosperity into a community during important festivals.
Lion dance design
The reverse of the coin features a coloured representation of a Chinese lion dance surrounded by ancient Chinese coins, flowers and lanterns. Also included in the design are the Chinese characters ‘恭喜发财’, a common phrase said to wish one a happy and prosperous New Year, and The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark.
Official Australia Post stamp and presentation envelope
The envelope design features a stunning coloured representation of a Chinese dragon. Also included are the words ‘HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR 2020’ as well as the issue number and limit.
The envelope includes two 2020 Year of the Rat official Australia Post stamps valued at $4.40 and an exclusive Lunar New Year post mark for the first date of issue, 8 January 2020. The envelope includes Australia Post’s Seal of Authenticity.