One of our members had recently purchased from the Benalla Post office a Royal Australia Mint colored uncirculated 2023 50 cent Christmas coin. The coin design features a stunning five point star in glorious color framed with detailed sprays of leaves flowers and fruit (see photo).
Another member presented a 2015 $2 Canadian coin that depicted QE2 on the obverse. It was commented on that the QE2 effigy was a very poor image of the monarch and far inferior to that on Australian coins.
One of our regular avid collectors displayed two full sets of colored $2 coins, which were very similar but with subtle differences including the Tooth Fairy series and the much sought after 2012 and 2022 red poppy coins.
Also circulated was three beautiful sets of $1 coins in year order from 1984 showing side by side the uncirculated specimen, proof specimen and proof silver coin. A magnificent collection not often seen, with the silver proof coins an absolute standout.
The afternoon was topped off with a cuppa, mince tarts and shortbread biscuits. Merry Christmas to one and all!