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20 Cents - Elizabeth II Anzac Spirit - Patriotic

20 Cents - Elizabeth II (Anzac Spirit - Patriotic) -  obverse20 Cents - Elizabeth II (Anzac Spirit - Patriotic) -  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

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

Piper and Drummer at the head of a recruitment march
Men holding an Australian Flag behind them
Surrounded by a sprig of three poppies on a curved stem
Angular shapes to left, right & top outside inner circle

Lettering:
20
PATRIOTIC

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 Patriotic Value. As patriotic members of the British Empire, many thousands of Australians rushed to the recruiting offices in August 1914 in support of Great Britain and its declaration of war against Germany. In late 1915 and early 1916 , rural New South Wales and South east Queensland witnessed what became known as the snowball marches. Willing volunteers in remote areas would begin marching through the towns en route to the nearest recruiting depot, gaining more men as they passed through each centre. these events were celebrated in local newspapers depicting men who had volunteered as local heroes and putting pressure on those who had not. In total there were nine recruitment marches, the most notable one being the first from Gilgandra in NSW known as the Cooee March. Regardless of what motivated them, more than 417,000 Australians volunteered for service during WW1.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2018  3.41 UNC in Coincard

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