1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - The Great Aussie Coin Hunt - Letter Y
|Type||Circulating commemorative coin|
1.00 AUD = 0.68 USD
|Orientation||Medal alignment ↑↑|
Great Aussie Coin Hunt - Yowie
4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara
A depiction of a Yowie with arms raised.
Letter Y below.
7 shorter smooth segments between 7 reeded segments (11 grooves each)
© Mike Bentley
Coin struck by the RAM but issued by Australia Post as change into circulation from 3500 Post Offices Australia wide. The coins are featuring 26 classic Aussie icons from letters of the Alphabet from A to Z.
This coin is the Letter "Y" for Yowie. The origin of the mythical Yowie is found in Aboriginal Dreamtime where they're also known as 'Yahoos'. They're common legend around Australia and generally described as a tall, hairy human-like creature that lives in the bush. Stories of similarcreatures also exist in other countries, including the Canadian Sasquatch, US Big-Foot and the Himalayan Yeti.
A press in album for the 26 coins was available for $9 or you can buy the full set of 26 coins in a special tube including the album for $49.
750 Proof Sets have also been issued.
This is the full list of coins in the set.
A for Australia Post - Iconic Postal Service covering a full Continent.
B for Boomerang - A weapon used by Indigenous People.
C for Cricket - A game Aussies are very good at.
D for Didgeridoo - An Instrument played by Indigenous people.
E for Esky - Also known in other countries as a Chilly Bin or Cool box
F for Footy - We play four main Different types of Footy in Australia
G for G’day - A friendly greeting used by Australians
H for Hills Hoist - Invented by Aussies to hang and dry washing on.
I for Iced VoVo - A very unusual biscuit made by Arnotts.
J for Jillaroo and Jackaroo - These guys and gals muster stock in the outback.
K for Kangaroo - Our national animal.
L for Lamington - A sponge cake covered in chocolate sauce & sprinkled with coconut with raspberry filling.
M for Meat Pie - Staple Aussie food.
N for Neighbours - A famous Aussie TV show that has been running for years.
O for Outback - Anywhere beyond the black stump.
P for Platypus - Quirky Aussie animal, is it a Rat, is it a Duck, No it is a Monotreme.
Q for Quokka - A small type of very trusting Kangaroo.
R for Royal Flying Doctor Service - Famous Medical Service serving the Outback of Australia
S for Surf Life Saving - Well known on Aussie Beaches, swim between the flags.
T for Thongs - In Australia you wear them on your feet not on your other bits.
U for Ute - Short for Utility, invented in Australia, Yanks call them pick ups.
V for Vegemite - A salty spread you can put on your toast.
W for Weet-Bix™ - Famous breakfast cereal loved by Aussie kids.
X for Xantippe - A tiny town in remote Western Australia.
Y for Yowie - A creature described in Australian folklore
Z for Zooper Dooper - A flavoured icy pole loved by Aussie kids.
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|2019||Circulation (Mintage tba)|
|2019||750||Proof in 26 Coin Set|
|2019||37,500||UNC in 26 Coin Tube|
|2019||UNC in Individual Coincard|
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