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2021 20c 35th Anniversary of Animalia Cu/Ni Uncirculated Coin - Special Edition Book

2021 20c 35th Anniversary of Animalia Cu/Ni Uncirculated Coin - Special Edition Book

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2021 20c 35th Anniversary of Animalia Cu/Ni Uncirculated Coin - Special Edition Book

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, this coloured coin is struck to an uncirculated finish, featuring the Jody Clark effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

This unique coloured design features illustrations from the book.Each coin is issued as Australian legal tender.

Packaged in a hardcover anniversary edition of Animalia.

Denomination :  20c

Quality :            Uncirculated

Metal :              Cupro Nickel

Weight :            11.30 gms

Diameter :         28.52 mm

Mintage :           3,500 Book Packs

Certificate of Authenticity : Royal Australian Mint Official Packaging.

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