2021 35th Anniversary Of Animalia 20c Coloured Uncirculated Coin

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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.

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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.

Coin Highlights:

  • The first in a new series that celebrates classic Australian children's books
  • Unique, coloured design features illustrations from the book
  • Mintage of 50,000 coins
  • Australian legal tender
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Country Of Issue Australia
Year 2021
Denomination 20c
Metal Type Cupro Nickel
Weight (g) 11.30
Purity (%) 99.9
Diameter (mm) 28.52
Mintage 50,000
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