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20 Cents - Elizabeth II Anzac Spirit - Curious

20 Cents - Elizabeth II (Anzac Spirit - Curious) -  obverse20 Cents - Elizabeth II (Anzac Spirit - Curious) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2018
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 ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Anzac Spirit

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2018
IRB

Reverse

Image of the ferry steamer Kulgoa loaded with Troops
in Sydney Harbour headed for Cockatoo Island.
Surrounded by a sprig of three poppies on a curved stem
Angular shapes to left, right & top outside inner circle

Lettering:
20
CURIOUS

Edge

Milled

Comments

The Royal Australian Mint in conjunction with Australian Newspapers released this NCLT coin as part of a 15 coin series called "Anzac Spirit" in October/November 2018.
To get a coin you had to obtain a paper token from the newspaper and redeem it at a cost of $3.00. Different tokens were published each day for just over 2 weeks (hence 15 coins).
The Anzac Spirit coins are commemorating  the "Values that Defined our Nation"

Eleven of the 15 coins released in the series are 20 cent coins and four of them are 50 cent coins. They were issued in a collector coin card. This 20 Cent coin is not meant for circulation however it is legal tender.
 
This particular coin refers to the Curious Value. More than 417,000 men volunteered to serve in the Australian Military Forces during WW1. As loyal members of the British Empire, some saw it their patriotic duty to help Britain, in its time of crisis, defeat Imperial Germany and its allies on land, sea and in the air. Others were attracted to the armed forces through the possibility of a stable job, while many more enlisted with a spirit of adventure and a desire to see more of the world and be a part of momentous events playing out on the international stage. Most Australians taken overseas by the war were travelling for the very first time - and thousands of them became avid tourists during periods of leave or while resting and recuperating in Egypt, England and France.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2018  3.04 UNC in Coin Card

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