2023 20c 35th Anniversary of Edward the Emu Coloured Coin in Card – CuNi
Much-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 uncirculated coin in card or anniversary edition of the book and a gold-plated uncirculated version of the coin in a deluxe edition of the book. Edward the Emu was shortlisted in 1989 as the Children’s Book Council of Australia’s Picture Book of the Year.
Struck by Royal Australian Mint, the coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965 and has a mintage of 25,000.
The coins reverse depicts Edward the Emu in colour with the “35TH ANNIVERSARY” inscription above. Below are the other animals in the book as well as “EDWARD THE EMU” and the 20c denomination.
The coin’s obverse features the memorial effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II designed by Jody Clark as well as the 2023 year-date.
Each coin comes in a white Edward the Emu themed presentation card.
|Monetary Denomination (AUD)||0.20|
|Maximum Mintage||25,000 (20,000 coins in cards)|
|Obverse Designer||J. Clark|
|Reverse Designer||E. Howie|
|Packaging||Coin in presentation card|
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