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20 Cents - Elizabeth II Anzac Spirit - Disciplined

20 Cents - Elizabeth II (Anzac Spirit - Disciplined) -  obverse 20 Cents - Elizabeth II (Anzac Spirit - Disciplined) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2018
Value 20 Cents
0.20 AUD = 0.14 USD
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

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 Australian Soldiers from the 28th Battalion training with Lewis Guns at Renescure, France
Surrounded by a sprig of three poppies on a curved stem
Angular shapes to left, right & top outside inner circle

Lettering:
20
DISCIPLINED

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 Disciplined Value. When the Australians arrived on the Western Front in March 1916, they entered the relatively quiet Armentieres sector near the French-Belgian border. There they underwent a period of training to learn the rigours of fighting in France and become familiar with new weapons such as Lewis machine guns. Night trench raids on the German positions throughout June and July 1916 gave the Australians important combat skills in preparation for their first major offensive action. The purpose of trench raids was to cross No Mans Land silently and enter the German trenches, where the raiding party would collect documents, snatch a prisoner, and do as much damage as possible before withdrawing. Success depended on the discipline of the raiding party, who would have trained for weeks behind Australian lines.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2018  3.03 UNC in Coincard

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