Published in 1916, May Gibbs’ Gumnut Babies went on to become a much-loved children’s classic. Her creation of a fantasy world within the Australian bush has fascinated generations for decades.
- Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver.
- Housed in the cover of a specially commissioned limited edition book, which contains a compilation of Gibbs most iconic tales.
- Mintage of only 2,500 coins.
- Obverse: The Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the monetary denomination and the 2016 year-date.
- Reverse: Depicts a color image of seven gumnut babies sitting on a eucalyptus tree branch, surrounded by gumnuts and gum leaves. The design includes the inscription "MAY GIBBS GUMNUT BABIES 100TH ANNIVERSARY", and the Perth Mint’s "P" mintmark.
- Sovereign coin backed by the Australian government.
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Creating characters out of gumnuts, banksias, flowers, and other Australian flora and fauna, Gibbs captured the imagination of children and adults alike, employing humor to appeal to all ages. Her accompanying illustrations reflected the beauty and uniqueness of the bush, bringing her stories to life.