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2018 $1 XXI Commonwealth Games - Borobi Coin & Stamp Cover PNC

2018 $1 XXI Commonwealth Games - Borobi Coin & Stamp Cover PNC

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2018 $1 XXI Commonwealth Games - Borobi Coin & Stamp Cover PNCThe XXI Commonwealth Games held on the Gold Coast will be the first time a regional city in Australia has hosted the Games.To celebrate the occasion this colourful coin featuring Borobi, the official mascot of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, is sure to appeal to sporting enthusiasts, tourists and kids of all ages.In 1930 the Commonwealth Games ran for the first time in Canada, attracting around four hundred athletes. In 2018, more than eight decades later, the XXI Commonwealth Games will be held in Australia attracting over six thousand athletes. Historically numismatic programs have shone a light on the appetite Australians have for the commemoration of competition at the international level.Coin programs celebrating the Olympics, Commonwealth Games as well as the 2016 Australian Olympic Team are all sought-after items.In partnership with the XXI Commonwealth Games, the Mint presents this one dollar coin featuring Australia's most colourful marsupial and official mascot for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, Borobi.This tree-dwelling native will be appearing frequently in the lead up to the opening ceremony.This coin and stamp cover is the perfect opportunity to collect a memento of this exciting time in Australian sports history.The coins obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II designed by Ian Rank-Broadley.Fixed to the envelope is an official Australia Post $1.00 commemorative stamp which is post marked First Day of Issue and the envelope includes Australia Post's Seal of Authenticity.Postmarked 20th February 2018, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217Each coin is issued as Australian Legal Tender.Denomination :        $1Finish :                    UncirculatedMetal :                    Aluminium BronzeWeight :                  9.00 gmsDiameter :               25.00 mmMintage :                7,500Authenticity :          Australia Post & XXI Commonwealth Games Official Packaging.
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