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20 Cents - Elizabeth II Masterpiece in Silver - 1951 Federation Florin

20 Cents - Elizabeth II (Masterpiece in Silver - 1951 Federation Florin) -  obverse 20 Cents - Elizabeth II (Masterpiece in Silver - 1951 Federation Florin) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1998
Value 20 Cents
0.20 AUD = 0.14 USD
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 13.36 g
Diameter 28.52 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Masterpiece in Silver - Coins of the 20th Century

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1998
IRB
TWENTY CENTS

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

A scepter and sword crossing below a crown and above the Federation Star with the stars of the Southern Cross around

Lettering:
AUSTRALIA
1901 1951
FLO*RIN

Engraver: William Leslie Bowles

William Leslie Bowles (26 February 1885 at Leichhardt, Sydney, Australia – 21 February 1954 at Frankston, Victoria) was an Australian sculptor and medallist. He is known for his reverse design of the 1951 Australian Florin to commemorate the 50 Years of the Commonwealth of Australia.

Edge

Fully Reeded or Milled

20 Cents - Elizabeth II (Masterpiece in Silver - 1951 Federation Florin)

© Mike Bentley

Comments

This NCLT Fine Silver (.999) NCLT coin was released as part of the 1998 Masterpieces of Silver set ("Coins of the 20th Century ") which contained eight twenty-cent/florin sized coins and a pre-decimal crown.

The reverse of this stunning coin is a replica of the original 1951 50 Years of Federation commemorative Silver Florin, however the obverse has the 1998 Ian Rank-Broadley fourth Portrait of Queen Elizabeth the Second.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1998  15,000 Proof in Masterpieces in Silver Set

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