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2023 20c CuNi Coloured Uncirculated Coin - Special Edition Book - 35th Anniversary of Edward the Emu

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    Royal Australian Mint

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  • Unique Coloured Coin
  • Limited Mintage of 25,000
  • Presented in Special Edition Book
  • Fun coin design inspired by illustrations from the book
  • Coin features the Memorial Obverse of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
  • Australian legal tender
  • Third release in the series


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.


  • Denomination - 20c AUD
  • Metal - CuNi
  • Mass - 11.30g
  • Diameter - 28.52mm
  • Finish - Uncirculated
  • Maximum Mintage - 25,000 (5,000 Books)
  • Packaging - Coin in Presentation Book