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20 Cents - Elizabeth II Australian Defence Medal

20 Cents - Elizabeth II (Australian Defence Medal) -  obverse20 Cents - Elizabeth II (Australian Defence Medal) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2017
Value 20 Cents
0.20 AUD = 0.14 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 11.31 g
Diameter 28.52 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Legends of the ANZACs - Medals of Honour

Obverse

4th Portrait Queen Elizabeth II facing right

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2017
IRB

Engraver: Ian Rank-Broadley

Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS is a British sculptor who has produced many acclaimed works, among which are several designs for British coinage.

Reverse

Depiction of the Australian Defence Medal partly surrounded by wattle leaves emerging from the Royal Crown

Lettering:
20
THE AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE MEDAL
AUSTRALIA
AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE MEDAL

Edge

Reeded

Comments

Coin series called "Legends of the ANZACs" in April 2017.
To get a coin you had to obtain a token from the newspaper and redeem it at a cost of $3.00. Different tokens were published each day for 2 weeks (hence 14 coins). The coins are commemorating various service medals awarded to Australian Military personnel from the Boer war to the Afghanistan war.  
Ten of the 14 coins released in the series are 20 cent coins and four of them are 25 cent coins. They were issued in a collector  coin card.
This particular 20 cent coin refers to the Australian Defence medal which is awarded to current and former Australian Defence Force personnel who have completed an initial enlistment period of up to four years service. Instituted in 2006, it recognises regular and reserve personnel who have served in Australian military forces since September 1945. Its red ribbon is the colour of the Flanders poppy which represents the sacrifice of our ANZAC personnel.

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2017  238,744 3.51 Coin Card

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