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2022 RAM 20th Anniversary of Diary of a Wombat 20c CuNi Coloured Uncirculated Coin

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  • Vendor:

    Royal Australian Mint

  • Type:

    Special Book Release Coins



  • Unique Coloured Coin
  • Limited Mintage of 27,500
  • Presented in presentation card
  • Includes illustrated features from the book
  • Coin’s obverse features an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
    designed by Jody Clark
  • Australian legal tender
  • Second release in the series


The Royal Australian Mint has partnered with the Children’s Book Council of Australia in a new series that celebrates books, reading and storytelling. This year’s release is a tribute to Jackie French and Bruce Whatley’s award winning Diary of a Wombat, first published 20 years ago, and is the second coin in the series. Discover the life of one of Australia’s favourite furry friend.
The joy of reading is celebrated in this partnership between the Royal Australian Mint and the Children’s Book Council of Australia as we approach one of the most fun occasions on Australian children’s calendars – Book Week 2022.
Imaginations are captivated as children delve into the wonders of the literary world, including Diary of a Wombat by one of Australia’s most prolific writers, Jackie French and illustrator, Bruce Whatley. Marking 20 years since it was first published, this coin is the second in the series.
The book follows the life of a wombat named Mothball whose day comprises sleeping, eating, digging and more sleeping. The wily wombat even manages to train its human neighbours to feed it carrots and oats. With a limited mintage and colourful design, this eye-catching coin will appeal to children, parents and Australian wildlife lovers.


  • Denomination - 20c AUD
  • Metal - CuNi
  • Mass - 11.30g
  • Diameter - 28.52mm
  • Finish - Uncirculated
  • Maximum MIntage - 27,5000
  • Packaging - Coin in Card