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 3500, the coloured coin struck to an uncirculated finish, features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II designed by Jody Clark on its obverse.
This coin is packaged in a hardcover anniversary edition book of Animalia.
Product Code: 10818