To celebrate Children's Book Council of Australia - Children’s Book Week 2017, Woolworths and the Royal Australian Mint have joined forces to create three Australian $2 coloured collector coins featuring designs from the children’s book Possum Magic, written by Mem Fox and illustrated by Julie Vivas. The coins will available from Woolworths supermarkets and metro stores nationwide from 15 August for a 3 week period or while stocks last.
There is also a 2017 Coin Collection available which includes the three $2 coins as well as four specially designed $1 coins and a unique 1 cent coin featuring an original illustration designed by Possum Magic’s illustrator Julie Vivas, the first time ever that the 1 cent coin design has seen a change.
The Woolworths release dates for the Possum Magic coloured $2 coins are detailed below:
Week 1: Tuesday 15 August 2017 – Sad and invisible Hush
Week 2: Tuesday 22 August 2017 – Hush can see her tail
Week 3: Tuesday 29 August 2017 – Happy Hush is visible againR
For those who want to make sure they don’t miss out on these adorable coins, you can buy the complete collection for $15 plus postage here: eshop.ramint.gov.au/Possum-Magic/511072.aspx