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2021 $1 100 Years of Ginger Meggs Coin & Stamp Cover PNC 1

2021-1-MEGGS-1-PNC

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2021 $1 100 Years of Ginger Meggs Coin & Stamp Cover PNC # 1

- Australian Legal Tender 

- Coloured Coin 

- Commemorative $1.10 Stamp

- Protective Cover



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2021 $1 100 Years of Ginger Meggs Coin & Stamp Cover PNC # 1

A century ago, artist and illustrator Jimmy Bancks introduced Australia to an enduring character - Ginger Meggs, the larrikin schoolboy with the shock of red hair.

Created by illustrator Jimmy Bancks in 1921, Ginger Meggs has featured in newspaper comic strips in Australia and around the world ever since. Ginger Meggs is now produced by cartoonist Jason Chatfield.

In 1921, Sydney artist Jimmy Bancks created a comic strip called Us Fellers, which first appeared in the comic section of Sunday Sun newspaper, featuring a red-headed boy wearing a black waistcoat named Ginger Smith.

He soon became Ginger Meggs, an enduring Aussie character, part battler, part larikin and part philosopher, who with his mates Ocker and Benny and girlfriend Minnie Peters, continues to amuse readers to this day.

Ginger Meggs and his gang experienced the highs and lows of Australia - sporting success, the depression, the Second World War and most recently, the Coronavirus, all with irreverent good humour.

Following Jimmy Bancks' death in 1952, Ginger Meggs has been produced by a succession of talented illustrators - Ron Vivian (1953-1973), Lloyd Piper (1973-1982), James Kemsley (1983-2007) and by Jason Chatfield since 2007.

Ginger Meggs is Australia's most successful comic strip, appearing in newspapers around the world. There has even been a movie and a stage musical, books and songs such as Just a Little Ginger Headed Feller from 1938.

The Jody Clark effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2021 year-date and the monetary denomination are featured on the coin's obverse.

Affixed to the envelope is an official Australia Post $1.10 stamp. Postmarked for the first day of issue '7th SEPTEMBER 2021, HORNSBY NSW 2077'.

Denomination :      $1 Coin

Metal :                  Aluminium Bronze

Weight :                19.00 gms

Diameter :             25 mm

Mintage :               6,500 (from 30,000 Coins)

Authenticity :         Australia Post Seal of Authenticity

 

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2021 $1 100 Years of Ginger Meggs Coin & Stamp Cover PNC 1

2021 $1 100 Years of Ginger Meggs Coin & Stamp Cover PNC 1

2021 $1 100 Years of Ginger Meggs Coin & Stamp Cover PNC # 1

- Australian Legal Tender 

- Coloured Coin 

- Commemorative $1.10 Stamp

- Protective Cover



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