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.
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.
Product Code: 10733