2012 Celebrate Australia – World Heritage Sites $1 Coin Collection


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2012 Celebrate Australia – World Heritage Sites $1 Coin Collection

Five unique Australian land and seascapes are inscribed on the World Heritage List. Something that all Australians should be proud of.

This five coin collection is housed in a attractive folder to display and protect your 5 coin set.  Each of the five coins comes set on its own individual presentation display card.
The 2012 collection offered here includes designs that portray Kakadu National Park, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Fraser Island, the Lord Howe Island Group and the Willandra Lakes Region.

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park $1 Coin

This coin’s coloured reverse depicts a Perentie Lizard against the dramatic skyline of Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National Park.

Lord Howe Island Group $1 Coin

This coin’s coloured reverse displays a Sooty Turn seabird which in native to the Lord Howe Island Group.

Willandra Lakes Region $1 Coin

This coin’s coloured reverse highlights Wedge-Tailed Eagle set against the backdrop of the Willandra Lakes Region’s landscape.

Fraser Island $1 Coin

This coin’s coloured reverse show the worlds largest sand island, Fraser Island.  Native to the island are the dingoes as depicted here.

Kakadu National Park $1 Coin

This coin’s coloured reverse shows one of the oldest and most fascinating landscapes on earth, the Northern Territory’s Kakadu National Park. The scene here illustrates the Black Necked Stork (Jabiru) with a White Snowflake Water Lily.

Additional information




Coin Specifications:

Metal                                  Aluminium Bronze
Denomination (AUD)            $1
Minimum Weight (g)            13.80
Maximum Diameter (mm)     30.60
Maximum Thickness (mm)    3.10


A World Heritage Site is a location that is listed by UNESCO as having outstanding cultural or natural value to the common heritage of humanity. The World Heritage Committee has designated 32 World Heritage Sites in Oceania. These are in 11 countries, with the majority of sites being located in Australia. The first three inscriptions from the region, the Great Barrier Reef, Kakadu National Park and the Willandra Lakes, were in 1981—three years after the list’s creation. The region contains the world’s three largest sites: Phoenix Islands Protected Area, Papahānaumokuākea and the Great Barrier Reef. In addition, the Tasmanian Wilderness is one of only two sites in the world that meet seven out of the ten criteria for World Heritage listing (Mount Tai in China being the other).

Each year, the World Heritage Committee may inscribe new sites on the list, or delist sites that that no longer meet the criteria. Selection is based on ten criteria: six for cultural heritage (i–vi) and four for natural heritage (vii–x). Some sites, designated “mixed sites”, represent both cultural and natural heritage. In Oceania there are 7 cultural, 19 natural and 5 mixed sites. UNESCO may also specify that a site is in danger, stating “conditions which threaten the very characteristics for which a property was inscribed on the World Heritage List.” In 2013, the Committee added East Rennell to the List of World Heritage in Danger because of the threat of logging activities to the site’s outstanding universal value

*All historical information taken from Wikipedia for educational purposes only

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