Celebrating 30 years of The Wiggles, the Royal Australian Mint proudly presents this colourful collection, featuring beloved characters The Wiggles and their friends, Captain Feathersword, Dorothy the Dinosaur, Wags the Dog and Henry the Octopus. These coins reflect the joy, creativity and popularity of The Wiggles. Emma, Lachy, Simon along with Anthony continue to entertain and delight children worldwide, following in the footsteps of the original members Greg, Jeff and Murray.
Children’s entertainers The Wiggles have brought the joy of music and dance to Australian children all over the world for thirty years. They’re known for their brightly coloured skivvies, popular song lyrics and their signature finger Wiggling move. They perform to more than 450,000 people on their tours each year across Australia, US, UK, NZ and Canada.
Anthony Field, Murray Cook and Greg Page met at Sydney’s Macquarie University while they were studying to be early childhood educators. The trio combined their love of music with their profession and added a fourth band member to the mix - Jeff Fatt. In 2012, three of the original members retired making way for new faces - Emma Watkins, Lachlan Gillespie and Simon Pryce. Watkin's was the first female Wiggle, The Wiggles share the stage with their Wiggly friends : Captain Feathersword, Dorothy the Dinosaur, Wags the Dog, Henry the Octopus. The group has over one billion music streams across their music catalogue, sold 9 million books, have more than 70 CD and DVD releases and have sold millions of live concert tickets. Awarded 13 ARIA Awards for best children’s album, they were inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame.
- Coin’s reverse features a detailed representation of the
Wiggles & Friends
- Uncirculated finish
- All six coins are housed in a themed Wiggles folder
- Coin’s obverse features Queen Elizabeth II effigy sculpted by Jody Clark
- Australian legal tender
- Denomination - $2 & $1 AUD
- Metal Content - AlBr
- Mass - 6.6g ($2) & 9.00g ($1)
- Diameter - 20.5mm ($2) & 25.0mm ($1)
- Finish - Uncirculated