20 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Surf Lifesaver - Silver Proof

20 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Surf Lifesaver - Silver Proof) -  obverse20 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Surf Lifesaver - Silver Proof) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2007
Value 20 Cents
0.20 AUD = 0.16 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 13.36 g
Diameter 28.52 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 167386
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 820a
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

Year of the Surf Lifesaver

Series: Fine Silver Set

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2007
IRB

Designer: 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

Female Lifesaver working a lifesaving line in the surf.

Lettering:
Year of the
SURF LIFESAVER
20

Designer: Tony Dean

Tony Dean, is a medal maker and coin designer. A designer, engraver and sculptor of custom designed medals, plaques and coins, he worked with both the Royal Australian Mint and the Perth Mint.

Edge

Milled

20 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Surf Lifesaver - Silver Proof) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

Royal Australian Mint, Canberra, Australia (1965-date)

Comments

This Fine Silver (.999) Proof NCLT Commemorative coin was issued as part of the 2007 Fine Silver Six coin Proof set which contained silver versions of RAM coin releases in 2007. A standard 5 cent, standard 10 cent, this 20 cent commemorative, a standard 50 cent, a commemorative $1 and a standard $2 were part of the set. The coins were issued in capsules in a beautiful wooden box.
 

Copper-nickel versions of this coin were issued in the 2007 Proof, 2007 UNC & 2007 Berlin WMF Sets, as well as an Australia Post PNC. None were released into circulation.

The actual coin commemorates the modern Australian life saving movement which began in 1907 when the NSW Surf Bathing Association was founded. Today, generations of Surf Livesavers, both volunteers and paid clubs, watch over our social activities on Australia's beaches keeping the community safe in the water. The surf lifesaver has become a symbol of Australia's identity.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2007  3 475 Proof in Fine Silver Set

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