IRWIN UNVEILS COINS
News source: Sunshine Coast Daily, Wednesday 25 January 2006
A GLEAMING set of newly minted coins of Australian fauna and flora was no match for the real thing – Croc Hunter Steve Irwin and his menagerie – in Brisbane yesterday.
Irwin, his khaki-clad wife Terri and daughter Bindi launched the first 15 designs of The Perth Mint's latest collector coin program, Discover Australia .
The three-year, legal tender coin program, Australia 's most significant in more than 25 years, features 45 designs depicting iconic fauna, flora and landmarks.
Irwin described the coins as “a gift to the world”.