2 dollar squiggle

Written by on 13/02/2019

It’s been 60 years now since Mr Squiggle was first introduced to Aussie kids with his amazing drawing ability.

Now, to commemorate him, Woolworths has partnered with the Australian Mint to release a limited edition line of $2 coins.

Puppeteer and Mr Squiggle creator Norman Hetherington left the famous character, as well as Blackboard, Bill Steamshovel and Gus the Snail to his wife and daughter before his death in 2010.

And his daughter Rebecca Hetherington was there to see the limited edition coins launched today.

“lt’s such an honour to have the Royal Australian Mint and Woolworths immortalise my father’s work in this unique way,” Ms Hetherington said.

“The coins perfectly represent Mr Squiggle’s fun and imaginative view of the world — attributes he shared with my father.

“I’m excited to share this opportunity with Australians who have grown up with him and remember him fondly and also to introduce Mr Squiggle to a new generation.”

The Royal Australia Mint has come up with four different designs that will circulate out of Woolworths stores, with one being released each week.

The first coin was released today, February 13.

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