The last coins featuring the Queen’s face have caught the attention of coin collectors.
The longest-reigning British monarch, Queen Elizabeth II died on September 8 – pushing the price up of coins featuring her effigy.
The Royal Australian Mint (RAM) has launched its annual coin set on Thursday with a special tribute to an Australian treasure.
The set’s $1 coin features a slice of white toast slathered in Vegemite to commemorate the iconic spread’s 100-year-anniversary.
The set also includes a 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c and $2 coin, but only the $1 coin carries the special edition Vegemite graphic.
Australian coin expert and TikToker Joel Kandiah, who goes by the handle @TheHistoryOfMoney, told 7News.com.au that the set would be in high demand.
“I think it will be very popular for the basis that it is a well-designed coin. People have an affinity with Vegemite (whether they love it or hate it!) and people will want to add another coloured coin to their collections,” he said.
“Being the last year set that will feature the Queen, the demand will be exacerbated by that.”
The uncirculated set is being sold for just $33, while the proof set can be purchased for $130.
They are available at all authorised mint distributors from 8.30am on Thursday, November 17 and will become available at the RAM eShop from December 1.
Earlier this month, the RAM confirmed it would release a 10th anniversary edition of the 2012 red poppy $2 coin.
The release, which will be capped at 60,000 coins, comes after the the value of the 2012 $2 red poppy coin soared to as much as $400 after the Queen’s death.
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