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Medal - Leadbeater's Possum, First Day Cover, Earth Hour, Stamps & Medals, 2009 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 48308

Summary:
This is a medal from a first day cover released on 11 March 2009, it features three stamps and three medals representing Earth Hour, which that year was 8.30pm on 28 March. The stamps feature designs by Hoyne Design and included the text - Earth Hour 8.30pm 28.03.09. The stamps all feature a simple graphic representation of an animal - from the 55c Leadbeater's possum (Lights Out), and the 55c owl (Switch off), to the $2.05 (international post) orangutan (Save Energy).These same messages are replicated on each of the individual medals accompanying the stamps. Only 10,000 numbered covers were produced; this one is 05715/10,000

Earth Hour is an initiative of World Wildlife Fund (Australia) which started in 2007. Earth Hour was conceived ?to raise awareness of global warming and to show how the small actions of individuals can together make a big difference in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and helping save the planet?. In March 2009, Australia Post issued several prestige products (since withdrawn) equally promoting and recognizing the growing reach of, EARTH HOUR.
Description:
Round enamelled medal, the obverse features an image of a Leadbeater' s possum holding onto an electric light. The possum is enamelled in grey with round black eyes. The background is green, and there is a white border around the central design, featuring silver text.
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 32 mm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: bushfires, sustainability, possums, wildlife
Themes this item is part of: Sustainable Futures Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: sustainability
DateEra: 28 Mar 2009 AD
Obverse Description: Image of a Leadbeater's possum holding onto an electric light. The possum is enamelled in grey with round black eyes. The background is green, and there is a white border around the central design, featuring silver text.
Reverse Description: Relief text in a circular border: SAVE ENERGY / EARTH HOUR
Smaller circle within, containing following text: EARTH HOUR / 2009 SATURDAY / 8.30 PM 28 MARCH
Edge Description: Plain.
Inscriptions: Obverse: LIGHTS OUT / EARTH HOUR
Reverse: SAVE ENERGY /EARTH HOUR / 2009 SATURDAY / 8.30 PM 28 MARCH / EARTH HOUR
Shape: round
Issued By: Australia Post, 2009
Commissioned By: World Wildlife Fund (WWF), 2009

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