Edward the Emu 35th Anniversary 2023 20c Coloured Uncirculated Coin in Card

Celebrate the 35th anniversary of one of Australia’s favourite children’s books, Edward the Emu, this Book Week with this commemorative coin.

Key features:

  • Unique, coloured design
  • Features the Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Obverse
  • Fun, illustrative card packaging design
  • Australian legal tender
Issue Limit 20,000
Limits Limit of 1 per household


Book Week favourite

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.

Shortlisted in 1989 as the Children’s Book Council of Australia’s Picture Book of the Year, Edward the Emu is celebrating 35 years since it was first published and has been commemorated in this coloured coin.

Edward coin design

The reverse of this coin features Edward, the main character of this story, in colour. It also features the the title of the picture book and illustrations taken from the book itself depicting different animals from Edward's adventures. Treasured by children and adults as they discover the story for the first time, or reminisce on Edward's antics, this coin is truly a wonderful keepsake.

Memorial Obverse

This coin portrays the official Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Obverse, featuring the Jody Clark effigy supplemented with the dates of Her Majesty’s reign – ‘1952 – 2022’.

Illustrative card packaging

This coin is displayed in an illustrative presentation card featuring artwork from the book, as well as ‘35th Anniversary’ and the book title written across the front.

01 2023 edwardtheemu unc card mockup



Year 2023
Metal Cupro-Nickel
Monetary Denomination (AUD) 0.20
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 11.300
Maximum Diameter (mm) 28.52
Maximum Mintage 25,000
Finish Coloured, Uncirculated
Legal Tender Australia
Effigy Jody Clark design of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II

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