Magnificent mint condition proof set that has been well looked after.
This set does not include the original box but the outer wallet and inner information pages are pristine.The 1994 coin set features the “Year of the Family ” 50 cent coin.
The coins truly celebrate Australia’s natural heritage and pay tribute to our oldest natural inhabitants.
The feather tail glider, the frill necked lizard, the spiny ant eater, the lyre bird, the platypus, the kangaroo and the emu are joined by Australia’s earliest human inhabitant the aborigine.
A nice addition to any collection and a well priced gift for a friend overseas to showcase our country.
5c the Echidna – (Spiny Ant Eater)
10c the Lyre Bird,
20c the Platypus,
50c the design for International Year Of The Family
$1 the mob of Kangaroos
$2 an aboriginal elder.
All six proof coins are set and housed in a clear sealed plastic container. The set is encased in a Royal Australian Mint protective foam cover.
The year 1994 was proclaimed the International Year of the Family by the United Nations General Assembly. Its objectives are promoted by the United Nations Programme on the Family. This was one of many International observances declared for specific days, months and years.
In October 1994, the United Nations Secretary-General opened the three-day International Conference on Families, saying:
“Five years ago, the General Assembly decided that 1994 was to be the International Year of the Family. At the time, there was no consensus. Some did not see the point of an International Year of the Family. Opinions were divided as to what the Year was about. Some people argued that support for the family discriminates against those who prefer to live outside family units. There were also disagreements over the activities which should be organized to mark the year.
The International Year of the Family has stimulated a worldwide debate. Many political notions have been clarified. Out of the process of debate and reflection have come new insights. Instead of confusion and hesitation, there is now consensus about the role of the family in human society. Today, a new realism prevails. It is accepted that the family is a fundamental institution of human society. Indeed, it is established that society is a structure made up of families and individuals related to society, in the first instance, through families.”
*All historical information taken from Wikipedia for educational purposes only.