Australian 2008 Proof Six Coin Year Set from the Royal Australian Mint – YEAR OF PLANET EARTH
Date Listed 17/12/2018
Australian 2008 Proof Six Coin Year Set for the INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF PLANET EARTH
The General Assembly of the United Nations declared 2008 the “International Year of Planet Earth”. The aim of the year was to demonstrate new and exciting ways in which Earth Sciences can help future generations meet the challenges involved in ensuring a safer and more prosperous world.
Among the key areas if study for the “International Year of Planet Earth” are aspects of climate change and water resources. As Australia struggles with the impacts of drought, these subjects are especially relevant to the Australian experience. This led the Royal Australian Mint’s designer Vladimir Gottwald to choose images of ground water and geological processes for the $1 coin featured in this proof quality set.
The $1 is the jewel in the crown of the six coin proof set, depicting a prevailing image of the fragility of our landscape and the awareness needed in managing the immediate impacts.