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2022 20c 20th Anniversary of Diary of a Wombat - Special Edition Book & Cu/Ni Coin in Card

2022 20c 20th Anniversary of Diary of a Wombat - Special Edition Book & Cu/Ni Coin in Card

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2022 20c 20th Anniversary of Diary of a Wombat - Special Edition Book & Cu/Ni Uncirculated Coin in Card

The Royal Australian Mint has partnered with the Children's Book Council of Australia in a new series that celebrates books, reading and storytelling.

This year's released is a tribute to Jackie French and Bruce Whatley's award winning Diary of a Wombat, first published 20 years ago, and is the second coin in the series. Discover the life of one of Australia's favourite furry friend.

The joy of reading is celebrated in this partnership between The Royal Australian mint and the Children's Book Council of Australia as we approach one of the most fun occasions of Australian children's calendars - Book Week 2022.

Imaginations are captivated as children delve into the wonders of the literary world, including Diary of a wombat by one of Australia's most prolific writers, Jackie French and illustrator, Bruce Whatley. Marking 20 years since it was first published, this coin is the second in the series.The book follows the life of a wombat named Mothball whose day comprises sleeping, eating, digging and more sleeping. The wily wombat even manages to train its human neighbours to feed it carrots and oats. With a limited mintage and colourful design, this eye-catching coin will appeal to children, parents and Australian wildlife lovers.

With a maximum mintage of 5,000, 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.

The second in this series of coins that celebrate classic Australian children's books.

Each coin is presented in a Hard over special edition copy of Diary of a Wombat Book.

Denomination :  20c

Quality :            Uncirculated

Metal :              Cupro Nickel

Weight :            15.30 gms

Diameter :         28.52 mm

Mintage :           5,000

Certificate of Authenticity : Royal Australian Mint Official Packaging.

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