SOUTH East Woolworths stores are commemorating 60 years of one of Australia’s most loved TV characters, Mr Squiggle, with the release of limited edition coins in Millicent, Mount Gambier and
Naracoorte supermarket registers this week.
Four $2 coin designs, one released each week, have been fashioned by the Royal Australian Mint with depictions of Mr Squiggle and his friends Gus the Snail, Bill Steamshovel and Blackboard.
Assistant Finance Minister Zed Seselja said since first appearing on television across Australia in 1959, Mr Squiggle had entertained millions.
“That includes me when I was growing up, with his impressive drawings and inquisitive nature,” Mr Seselja said.
“I am thrilled Australians will be able to celebrate Mr Squiggle through this collector coin series, a tribute to a character well-loved in Australian culture.
“The vibrant colours and intricate illustrations on the coins capture the fun and wonder that Mr Squiggle brought to Australian households for decades.”
There will also be a limited release of a collectable coin album at a cost of $15, which in addition to the four $2 coins, will also include two $1 coins and a special one cent coin.
The release of the Mr Squiggle coin collection follows previous coin collections at Woolworths including Possum Magic, Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games and Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.