Item: Royal Australian Mint 2012 Int Year of Cooperatives PNC
Issue Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Legal Tender: Australian Coin $1.00 and Stamp $0.60
Material: Base Metal
Issue Price: $19.95
On 18 December 2009, the United Nations proclaimed 2012 as the International Year of the Co-operatives (IYC). Voluntary, democratic, independent and selfsufficient, the co-operative business model has been a major factor in realising economic growth and social development. Since the 1850’s, they have been a part of Australia’s socio-economic landscape, employing locals and redistributing profits back into local communities.