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2008 International Year of Planet Earth Six Coin Proof Set

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2008 Australian "International Year of Planet Earth" Six Coin Proof Set

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The General Assembley of the U.N. declared 2008 the "International Year of Planet Earth" , The Royal Australian Mint has recognised the importance of this year and adopted the theme for its 2008 Year Sets.

The Year Set designs were developed in partnership with Geoscience Australia – a peak body for IPYE activities in Australia. In the Uncirculated set, the reverse of the 20 cent piece features powerful images of tsunami, floods, plate movement and salinity reminding us of the impact geological issues have on our survival. In the Proof set, the $1 coin depicts the powerful impact of climate change on all forms of life, the change we effect on the earth, modelling how mineral deposits formed and how the landscape has evolved over millions of years, showing the sediment layers down through to the ground water hidden beneath.

This set is housed in a rigid plastic case which is enclosed in a leatherette folder bearing the Royal Australian Mint/Australian Government badge on the front.