The Perth Mint and Australia Post have created a commemorative set incorporating a silver coin and official stamp to mark the centenary of the country’s first philatelic release.
The coin included in the set is shaped like a stamp and measures 30.50mm x 22.70 mm. It is struck in 1/2 ounce of 99.9% pure silver to proof quality and features a recreation of the design of Australia’s 1913 Map and Kangaroo stamp. The inscriptions “Australia 1913-2013”, “One Penny”, and “1d” appear. The obverse contains the Ian Rank Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II with the legal tender denomination and “2013” date.
The set is completed with an official $10 commemorative stamp from Australia Post to celebrate 100 years since Australia’s first stamp was issued.
Both the coin and stamp are presented together in a wooden display case with illustrated shipped and numbered certificate of authenticity.
According to the Perth Mint, no more than 4,000 of the Kangaroo and Map: 1913-2013 Stamp and Coin Sets will be released.