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20 Cents - Elizabeth II Anzac Spirit - Loyal

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

Women volunteers at the Victorian State Headquarters of the Australian Red Cross packing comfort items
Surrounded by a sprig of three poppies on a curved stem
Angular shapes to left, right & top outside inner circle

Lettering:
20
LOYAL

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 Loyal Value. The Australian Red Cross Society (ARCS) was formed just after the outbreak of WW1 in August 1914. It is remembered in the form of loyal Australians on the home front working to provide comforts for Australian soldiers serving abroad. Over 102,000 patriotic volunteers in Australia, mainly women, raised enormous sums of money and contributed their time by making vast quantities of clothing and linen that were sorted, packed and sent to Britain or the front. A seemingly trivial gift like a bar of chocolate or a pair of dry socks could bring the most profound relief for an Australian soldier living in the mud and squalor of the trenches. From the date of its inception until the Armistice, the ARCS despatched 395,695 food parcels and 36,339 clothing parcels to support the troops on the front and the men who had the misfortune of being prisoners of war.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2018  3.42 UNC in Coincard

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