20 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Centenary of Federation - Victoria

20 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Centenary of Federation - Victoria) -  obverse20 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Centenary of Federation - Victoria) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley


Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2001
Value 20 Cents
0.20 AUD = 0.16 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 11.31 g
Diameter 28.52 mm
Thickness 2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 556
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

Centenary of Federation - Victoria


4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara


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.


Image of the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne with Australian Flag flying from the dome. Surrounded on both sides by sprigs of Common Heath flowers the floral emblem of Victoria.

Centenary of Federation
1901 2001

Engravers: Ryan Ladd, Mark Kennedy



20 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Centenary of Federation - Victoria) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley


Royal Australian Mint, Canberra, Australia (1965-date)


This circulating Commemorative Coin was issued by the RAM in 2001 as part of a group of nine coins, one for each of the six States and three self governing Territories of Australia. They Commemorate the Federation of Australia that happened 100 years ago in 1901. The reverse design is by Ryan Douglas Ladd and Mark Aaron Kennedy, Lara Lake Primary School students who were the winners of the Royal Australian Mint's student design competition for their state. This was a national competition for primary and secondary school students to design a coin to represent their state or territory.

The coin was additionally released in capsules in various other UNC & Proof Sets as follows...
In a Proof VIC 2 Coin Pack along with a 50 cent proof coin.

In a Proof VIC 3 Coin Set along with 50 cent & $1 proof coins.

In a Proof 20 Coin Set along with nine 50 cent & 20 cent proof coins and a 50 cent & $1 proof colourised coin.

In an UNC VIC 2 Coin Pack along with a 50 cent UNC coin.

In an UNC VIC 3 Coin Set along with 50 cent & $1 UNC coins.

In an UNC 20 Coin Folder along with nine 50 cent, nine 20 cent and one $1 UNC coins.

The 50 cent coins had reverses detailing the Coat of arms of each State/Territory.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2001  2 000 010 1.21 1.52 3.02 98% Circulation
2001  10 147 3% Proof 2 Coin Pack
2001  13 000 26.76 1.1% Proof 20 Coin Cased Set
2001  5 777 0.6% Proof 3 Coin Cased Set
2001  18 643 0.2% UNC 2 Coin Pack
2001  21 040 1.1% UNC 20 Coin Federation Collection
2001  14 499 0.6% UNC 3 Coin Set

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