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2021 20c CuNi Coloured Uncirculated Coin - 35th Anniversary of Animalia
Animalia is a classic Australian children’s book, written and illustrated by Graeme Base. Celebrating its 35th anniversary in 2021, the much-loved book has now been captured on a coloured 20 cent coin for posterity. This is the first release in a new series that will celebrate a different classic Australian children’s book each year.
First published in 1986, more than three million copies of Animalia have now been sold worldwide.
Written and illustrated by Graeme Base, the book has since been turned into a television series and adapted for babies with My First Animalia. The book takes children and adults on a colourful journey of the alphabet, using alliteration and detailed animal illustrations to captivate them.
The Royal Australian Mint has partnered with the Children’s Book Council of Australia to release this coin, the first of a new series. Launched in the lead up to 2021 Book Week, the coin is a nod to the joy and importance of reading.
With a maximum mintage of 50,000, the coloured coin struck to an uncirculated finish, features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II designed by Jody Clark on its obverse.
• Unique, coloured design featuring illustrations from the book
• Limited mintage of 50 000
• Coin’s obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II designed by Jody Clark
• Australian legal tender
• The first in the new series of the coin that celebrates classic Australian children's books
• Struck to uncirculated finish
• Packaged in presentation card