Macquarie Lighthouse Bicentenary 2018 Stamp and Coin Cover

This limited edition stamp and coin cover set commemorates the important role of the Macquarie Lighthouse, featuring;

  • Aluminum bronze $1 Coin
  • 200th anniversary celebration of Australia's first lighthouse
  • Official Australia Post stamp and colourful envelope
  • Australian legal tender
Mintage Unlimited
SKU 18E77AAA

Story

Stamp and coin cover light up a landmark

The Macquarie Lighthouse is a remarkable Sydney landmark and one of Australia’s most significant early structures. Designed by convict architect Francis Greenway, the nation's first lighthouse was regarded by Governor Lachlan Macquarie as a ‘noble, magnificent edifice’. Reconstructed 60 years later, it has now been helping ships navigate their way safely into Sydney Harbour for 200 years.

Bicentennial reverse design 

Incorporating the number 200, the coin's reverse pictures Greenway's original design with a symbolic beam of light emerging from the Fresnel lens-like glow at the top of the tower. The coin represents an opportunity to honour the important role of the Macquarie Lighthouse and all those who have contributed to its construction, maintenance and continuous operation since 1818.

06 macquarie lighthouse bicentenary stamp and coin cover 2018 base metal PNC

Official Australia Post stamp and presentation envelope

This stunning first day cover and the official Australia Post $1 Stamp depicts the Macquarie Lighthouse as it stood in the 1870's and as it stands today.

The envelope is postmarked 23 October 2018, Vaucluse, NSW 2030.

Specifications

Specifications

Metal Base Metal
Monetary Denomination (AUD) 1.00
Maximum Diameter (mm) 30.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 3.00
Maximum Mintage Unlimited
Legal Tender Australian
Effigy Ian Rank-Broadley design of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II

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