Diwali 2019 Stamp and Coin Cover

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An affordable collectable to mark the annual Hindu festival of Diwali, this beautifully illustrated postal numismatic cover.

Key features:

  • $1 Aluminium bronze coin
  • Coloured Lakshmi design
  • Illustrated envelope
  • Official Australia Post stamp and postmark

 

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RRP AUD 19.95 (incl. GST)

SKU 19G61AAA

Story

Festival of lights

This beautifully designed and illustrated postal numismatic cover is an affordable collectable to mark the annual Hindu 'festival of lights' Diwali.

Divine design

The reverse of the coin features a coloured representation of Lakshmi sitting on a lotus flower, a traditional symbol of enlightenment and purity, against a decorated panel. The goddess holds lotus flowers and is dropping coins from one of her four palms into a bowl at her feet. Also included in the design is a background pattern of flowers, the inscription ‘happy diwali’ and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.

03 diwali 2019 stamp and coin cover

Official commemorative postal numismatic cover

The coin is housed in a brightly coloured card and envelope featuring stylised depictions of oil lamps, known as diyas, which are traditionally lit during Diwali. The envelope is affixed with an official celebratory Australia Post $1 stamp and a Happy Diwali stamp portraying Lakshmi. The postal numismatic cover incorporates with a themed postmark for the first date of issue, 23 July 2019, and wishes ‘shubh dipavali’ or happy diwali.

Specifications

Specifications

Metal Base Metal
Monetary Denomination (AUD) 1.00
Fineness (% purity) 99.90
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 13.500
Maximum Diameter (mm) 30.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 3.00
Legal Tender Tuvalu
Effigy Ian Rank-Broadley design of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II

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