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Norman Lindsay

2007 - 08

The life and work of Australian author and illustrator Norman Lindsay was celebrated in 2007 and 2008 with the release of this one dollar piece. The reverse features Vladimir Gottwald's impression of Lindsay along with four characters from the Magic Pudding; Albert the Magic Pudding, Bunyip Bluegum, Bill Barnacle, and Sam Swanoff. The reverse legend states "NORMAN LINDSAY THE MAGIC PUDDING" with the denomination "ONE DOLLAR". The obverse features the Ian Rank-Broadley portrait of Queen Elizabeth II with the standard legend "ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA" followed by the date (2007 or 2008).

Norman Lindsay was born in the Victorian town of Creswick in 1879.(Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, 2017) Lindsay was an outstanding artist and served as cartoonist for the Bulletin magazine while also producing a number of well-known propaganda posters during World War I. In 1918 he published the children's book 'The Magic Pudding' which told the story of an infinite pudding and its three owners that must defend the pudding against pudding thieves.(Norman Lindsay Galley & Museum, 2017) The story is considered an Australian children's classic and was released as a film adaption in 2000 featuring John Cleese, Hugo Weaving, Geoffrey Rush, and Sam Neill.

Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, 2017Norman Lindsay Galley & Museum, 2017The tails side of the coinThe inscription around the inner edge of the coinThe heads side of the coin

 MintageAU50AU55AU58MS64MS65MS66MS67MS68MS692007 33,693434852606163642609802008 46,50419202032364044210910Values are in AUD and are retail price estimations based on past sales of coins certified by PCGS or NGC and as such values only related to such graded coins. Uncertified coins or coins graded by other services would likely be worth significantly less. For wholesale pricing please refer to the Red Sheet. While all attempts to ensure accurate pricing, data entry errors can occur and as such no warranty is expressed or implied as to the accuracy of any information published on this website. It is important to verify all published sales to ensure the accuracy of the pricing when making any purchase decision. Any personal information provided to us is protected by the Privacy Act 1988.