2001: Western Australia - 3 Coin Unc. Set - Centenary of Federation
2001 Centenary of Federation: 3 Coin Uncirculated Set - Western Australia
Janice Ng, from Forrestfield Senior High School, created her design during late 2000 as a Year 10 student, in response to a national competition by the Royal Australian Mint. Her design was selected from approximately 300 entries from 95 primary and secondary schools throughout the State to form part of a special coin series commemorating Australia's Centenary of Federation.
The elegant design features the flower of the Red and Green Kangaroo Paw and the Bilby against an outline of Western Australia. The Red and Green Kangaroo Paw is Western Australia's official floral emblem, whilst the Bilby is one of Australia's best-known endangered species found in the State's north west.
This is the first time a set of coins has been issued specially for WA by the Royal Australian Mint since decimal currency was introduced in Australia in 1966.The 20c coin featuring the design by Janice, a 50c piece depicting the Western Australian Coat of Arms, and a $1 coin showing the Centenary of Federation logo are combined in a Three Coin Set for Western Australia..
5,702 uncirculated coins were issued in 3 coin sets.