The tradition of placing a single candle in the window during Christmas dates back to the beginning of Christianity. During this time a candle was lit on Christmas Eve symbolising Christ, the ‘light of the world’. The candle was left to burn throughout the night and was said to light the way for Mary and Joseph.
The reverse of the star shaped coin features a burning candle with a red bow tied around it, surrounded by a wreath of holly. The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark also appears in the design.
The obverse of the coin depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the monetary denomination, and the 2016 year-date.