Australia Post is set to pay tribute to some of the country’s most iconic tourist attractions, ranging from Queensland’s renowned Big Pineapple to New South Wales’ famed Big Banana, through a unique and limited-edition ‘Big Things’ coin collection.
This exclusive collection of $1 coins, designed to commemorate Australia’s enduring fascination with oversized sculptures, will be made accessible through Australia Post’s online platform and physical stores starting on Monday, as part of Collecting Month festivities.
Australian $1 Big Things Coin Collection:
The coins are available individually for $3 each, or as a complete coin set for $29, with the added allure of one out of every 10 sets containing a distinctive colored Giant Murray Cod coin. Additionally, these coins will be employed as change at designated Australia Post outlets.
Kayla Le Cornu, the General Manager of Retail Product at Australia Post, pointed out that despite their kitschy appeal, Australia’s renowned ‘Big Things’ have drawn visits from as many as 90 percent of the population and hold a special place in people’s hearts.
Ms. Cornu remarked, “Our ‘Big Things’ are vibrant, entertaining, and leave an indelible mark in numerous local communities across Australia.” She expressed the excitement of celebrating some of Australia’s most iconic ‘Big Things’ through this novel coin collection, a collaborative effort with the Royal Australian Mint.
An accompanying stamp collection encompasses the Big Tasmanian Devil, Giant Murray Cod, Big Swoop, Big Jumping Crocodile, and the Giant Koala, available for $1.20.
Previously, Australia Post had solicited public input on desired ‘Big Things,’ which included suggestions like a big black swan in Perth, a gold nugget in Ballarat, and an AFL footy or a large coffee cup in Melbourne.
In a separate initiative, the Royal Australian Mint recently launched a special commemorative $5 coin highlighting the country’s world heritage sites, including the Queensland rainforest and ‘ancient Aboriginal settlements.’