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20 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Nurses

20 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Nurses) -  obverse20 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Nurses) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2009
Value 20 Cents
0.20 AUD = 0.14 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 11.3 g
Diameter 28.65 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 1433
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

Australia Remembers Series - Nurses

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2009
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

Nurse tending to an injured Australian Soldier. His Rifle and Slouch hat just behind him

Lettering:
+ AUSTRALIA REMEMBERS +
20
AUSTRALIAN SERVICE NURSES

Engraver: W. Pietranik

Edge

Reeded

20 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Nurses) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Comments

This NCLT 20 cent coin was released by the RAM in a large coincard. It is the first coin in a series of  seven "Australia Remembers" 20 cent coins.
 

This coin commemorates Australian Service Nurses who have healed, aided and died in the service of our service men and women for more than a hundred years.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2009  30,247 UNC in Coincard

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