Australia 2022 20 Cent 20th anniversary of Diary of a Wombat – Special Edition Book - 20c Coloured Coin


The Royal Australian Mint partnered with the Children’s Book Council of Australia in a series that celebrates books, reading and storytelling. The joy of reading is celebrated in the partnership between the Royal Australian Mint and the Children’s Book Council of Australia as we approach a fun occasion on Australian children’s calendars – Book Week 2022. 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 friends. 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.

- Unique, coloured coin

- Limited issue of 5,000

- Presented in a hard cover special edition copy of Diary of a Wombat

- 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