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2023 20c 35th Anniversary of Edward the Emu - Deluxe Edition Book & Cu/Ni Gold Plated Coin

2023 20c 35th Anniversary of Edward the Emu - Deluxe Edition Book & Cu/Ni Gold Plated Coin

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2023 20c 35th Anniversary of Edward the Emu - Deluxe Edition Book & Cu/Ni Gold Plated Uncirculated CoinMuch-loved Australian children's book, Edward the Emu by Sheena Knowles and Rob Clement, is highlighted in the third release in the Royal Australian Mint's and Children's Book Council of Australia's partnership, promoting reading to young audiences. The 2023 uncirculated coin featuring Edward, will be treasured by children and adults as they discover the story for the first time or reminisce about Edward's adventures.Each year around Australia, children, schools and families celebrate the joy of reading one week more than any other - Book Week. A long-standing tradition of nearly 80 years, Book Week sees children dress as a character from their favourite book, enjoy story time, and fall further in love with reading.For a third year, the Royal Australian Mint has partnered with the Children's Book Council of Australia to produce a coin featuring an adored Australian children's book. Edward the Emu by Sheena Knowles and Rod Clement is celebrated in 2023 - 35 years since it was first published.This year's release includes a 20 cent copper-nickel gold plated uncirculated coin in deluxe edition book.Edward the Emu was shortlisted in 1989 as the Children's Book Council of Australia's Picture Book of the Year.With a maximum mintage of only 3,000 coins will be presented in a hard cover deluxe edition copy of Edward the Emu.Coin is struck to an uncirculated finish, and features the Memorial Obverse of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Jody Clark.This unique coloured design features illustrations from the book.Each coin is issued as Australian legal tender.The third in this series of coins that celebrate classic Australian children's books.Each coin is presented in a Hard over Deluxe edition copy of Edward the Emu Book.Denomination :  20cQuality :            UncirculatedMetal :              Cupro Nickel with Gold PlatingWeight :            11.30 gmsDiameter :         28.52 mmMintage :           3,000 Deluxe Edition BooksCertificate of Authenticity : Royal Australian Mint Official Packaging.
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