$1 Coin Collection, by Julian Gray

Since 1984, when the dollar coin was produced to replace the old paper note, the Royal Australian Mint has produced twelve different designs on its reverse side. Produced to remember significant anniversaries, including the Year of the Outback and the Centenary of Federation, the designs include logos, people ad symbols which represent each occasion.

In this booklet and folder, readers are given insight into the process of choosing which occasions should be commemorated with the coins, and how that commemoration should be depicted, as well as explaining the significance of each design. There is also a brief explanation of the mint process and a page for readers to design their own $1 coin.

The booklet is enclosed in a sturdy cardboard folder which has plastic slots where readers can collect the twelve coins minted to date.

This will appeal to young coin collectors, or would-be coin-collectors and, at $7,95, would be a good gift idea.

$1 Coin Collection: Collect 12 Coins, by Julian Gray
Scholastic, 2005