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20 Cents - Elizabeth II Anzac Spirit - Honest

20 Cents - Elizabeth II (Anzac Spirit - Honest) -  obverse 20 Cents - Elizabeth II (Anzac Spirit - Honest) -  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

Reverse

Depiction of Captain James Francis Hurley with Camera
Motor Vehicle in background
Surrounded by a sprig of three poppies on a curved stem
Angular shapes to left, right & top outside inner circle

Lettering:
20
HONEST

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 Honest Value. to Charles Bean, Australia's official historian of WW1, photographs were "sacred records" that would allow "future generations to see the plain, simple, honest truth". He valued photography for its documentary role and had little time for overly-dramatized propaganda or staged pictures. Concerned at the absence of authentic photographs of Australians, he commissioned polar explorers Frank Hurley (As depicted on this coin) and Hubert Wilkins as official photographers to the Australian Imperial Force.  The pair took mainly black-and-white images but also made motion pictures and colour plates.

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

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