Thursday, February 7, 2013

Heads Up: The Moth Woman Vigilantes Coins

A second resounding bombshell has been dropped less than 24 hours after Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard controversially announced a September 14 Federal Election. Following months of persistent rumours, the Moth Woman Vigilantes have confirmed the formation of their own Apolitical Party.

The Prime Minister has come to regret calling the election date so early. Due to overwhelming public pressure, both the present Government and the Coalition have already considered conceding defeat. If this landmark precedent is set, the electorate will also be spared several excruciating months of false promises and relentless mud slinging.

Anticipating a landslide victory, the MWV have commissioned a full set of Coins of the Realm. These handsome coins substantiate another rumour: from election day forward, the former Penal Colony of Australia will be known as the Republic of Mothstralia. 

Under this new regime, the MWV pledge that the cost of living will dramatically plummet. Accordingly, they have re-introduced one and two cent coins. Pictured bottom row, far right is an example of the reverse side of the coins.

2013 has already been decreed Year of the Moth, and a solid gold limited edition Commemorative Coin has also been minted.

The name Mothstralia was originally coined by James Bucanek. In gratitude, the Moth Woman Vigilante Apolitical Party will bestow on him its highest honour, the Order of Mothstralia. The formal ceremony will take place on the evening of September 14, immediately following their Election Day Victory Speech. 

The original artwork for the MWV Coins of the Realm, the MWV Commemorative Coin and the Order of Mothstralia Medal is by Deborah Klein. Designs were completed in the iPad Face on Coins app.

From top:
Coins of the Realm
Moth Woman Vigilantes Commemorative Coin: obverse and reverse sides
Order of Mothstralia Medal

For more about the Moth Woman Vigilantes coins, visit Moth Woman Press.