Coloured 2017 Possum Magic $2 Coins In Circulation


Left: Week 1 blue Invisible Hush, Middle: Week 2 purple Vegemite Hush, Right: Week 3 orange Happy Hush (images courtesy ramint.gov.au)

Left: Week 1 blue Invisible Hush, Middle: Week 2 purple Vegemite Hush, Right: Week 3 orange Happy Hush (images courtesy ramint.gov.au)

All three coloured Possum Magic coins can now be found in circulation so it’s worth posting up an article with them side by side to see the differences in the designs and colours used. The collectable $2 coins all have a magical ring of multi-colour. It’s this colour that makes the coin most identifiable from a distance and when you’re glancing down at your change in your hand it can be hard to tell. Although the coloured “magical dust” ring is made up 5 different colours, one colour appears dominant when you look at the coins together. The first coin blue, then purple, and one orange.

The first blue coin is titled “Invisible Hush hangs from a tree”. It shows the backside of Hush hanging upside down with her tail curled around a tree branch, her head peering forward. Whilst the coin appears predominantly blue, the coloured ring is made up of dark blue, pale blue, green, pink and orange stars. The legends read “POSSUM MAGIC TWO DOLLARS”. The obverse is the standard head of Queen Elizabeth II we see on all coins dated 2017 by Ian Rank Broadley. 2 million of these coins have been sent into circulation, struck by the Royal Australian Mint and distributed via the security companies through Woolworths supermarkets.

The second purple coin is titled “After eating a Vegemite sandwhich Hush can see her tail again”. It shows invisible Hush holding a Vegemite sandwich with a bite taken looking back at her now visible tail. Whilst the coin appears predominantly purple, the coloured ring is made up of purple, dark pink, light pink, orange and pale blue stars. The legends read “POSSUM MAGIC TWO DOLLARS”. The obverse is the standard head of Queen Elizabeth II we see on all coins dated 2017 by Ian Rank Broadley. 2 million of these coins have been sent into circulation, struck by the Royal Australian Mint and distributed via the security companies through Woolworths supermarkets.

The third orange coin is titled “Happy Hush is visible again”. It shows a jubilant Hush as she is able to be seen again. Whilst the coin appears predominantly orange, the coloured ring is made up of orange, red, dark pink, yellow and pale blue stars. The legends read “POSSUM MAGIC TWO DOLLARS”. The obverse is the standard head of Queen Elizabeth II we see on all coins dated 2017 by Ian Rank Broadley. 2 million of these coins have been sent into circulation, struck by the Royal Australian Mint and distributed via the security companies through Woolworths supermarkets.


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