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20 Cents - Elizabeth II Masterpiece in Silver - 1995 United Nations

20 Cents - Elizabeth II (Masterpiece in Silver - 1995 United Nations) -  obverse 20 Cents - Elizabeth II (Masterpiece in Silver - 1995 United Nations) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1998
Value 20 Cents
0.20 AUD = 0.14 USD
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 13.36 g
Diameter 28.52 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Masterpiece in Silver - Coins of the 20th Century

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 1998
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

Symbol of the United Nations

Lettering:
UNITED NATIONS FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY
HH
20
cents

Engraver: Horst Hahne

Horst Hahne PSM, is an Australian sculptor, medallist and designer. Signature: "HH"

Edge

Fully Reeded or Milled

20 Cents - Elizabeth II (Masterpiece in Silver - 1995 United Nations)

© Mike Bentley

Comments

This NCLT Fine Silver (.999) coin is a re-issue by the RAM of the 1995 Copper-nickel commemorative coin that was released into circulation in 1995. It was released as part of the 1998 "Commemorative Set" in the Masterpieces in Silver series. All coins, except one, in the set celebrated the various reverse definitive and Commemorative designs for the twenty cent sized coins issued since 1910, all were denominated at 20 cents. The odd coin in the set of nine coins was the re-issue of the 1937 Crown as a 50 cent piece.

The Copper-nickel version of this coin was released in 1995 and saw the 50th anniversary of the United Nations.  To celebrate the event the Royal Australian Mint released the first commemorative Australian 20 cent coin into circulation almost 30 years since the first 20 Cent coin was issued in 1966.
The original UN 20 Cent 1995 coin had the RDM 3rd Effigy however, whereas this 1998 coin has the IRB 5th Effigy.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1998  15,000 Proof in Masterpieces in Silver Set

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