|Coin||Thirty Cents 2021 The Wiggles - Playing Guitars|
The Australian Dollar does not have a 30 Cents circulating denomination. The Royal Australian Mint has only used it to issue Non-circulating Legal Tender (NCLT) coins.
This coin is denominated as thirty cents to mark the 30th anniversary of The Wiggles.
The Mint says about this coin:
"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."
The obverse of the coin depicts the crowned old bust of Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the Royal Diamond Diadem crown worn for her Coronation (effigy known as the "Fifth Portrait" worldwide but "Sixth Portrait" in Australia, where the Queen's portrait by Vladimir Gottwald was fifth).
The Queen also wears the Coronation Necklace; originally made for Queen Victoria in 1858, it was also worn at the coronations (as Queen's Consort) of Queen Alexandra in 1902, Queen Mary in 1911 and Queen Elizabeth (the Queen mother) in 1937.
Unlike on British coinage, the effigy is "uncouped" (includes the Queen's shoulders) and extends almost to the rim of the coin; consequently, the legend does not run continuously around the rim.
The artist's initials JC (for Jody Clark) are in tiny letters below left.
Around the effigy is the monarch's legend and the date: ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021.
The lower part of the coin is coloured and depicts a cartoon representation of the popular children's entertainment group The Wiggles, playing their guitars.
Above centre, the logo of the group: The Wiggles. To the right of that on three lines, the anniversary dates 1991 - 2021.
To the left of the logo, the numeral face value, 30 [cents].
||30 The Wiggles 1991 - 2021
Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated, pad-printed.
The design was approved by in Currency (Australian Coins) Amendment (2021 Royal Australian Mint No. 2) Determination 2021 on 22 April 2021.
The coin was part of a two-coin set packaged in a special jukebox-shaped tin.