20 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - International Year of Planet Earth - Fine Silver Proof
|Queen||Elizabeth II (1952-date)|
0.20 AUD = 0.14 USD
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Fine Silver Set - International Year of Planet Earth
4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara
Map of Australia in a circle surrounded by waves. The circle is then surrounded by clouds and breaking waves.
INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF PLANET EARTH
© Mike Bentley
MintRoyal Australian Mint, Canberra, Australia (1965-date)
This Fine Silver (.999) Proof NCLT Commemorative coin was issued as part of the 2008 Fine Silver Six Coin Proof Set which contained silver versions of coin releases in 2008. A standard 5 cent, standard 10 cent, standard 50 cent, commemorative $1,standard $2 cent and this commemorative 20 cent coin were part of the set. The coins were issued in capsules in a beautiful wooden box. In addition a special release for the World Money Fair in Berlin was issued, mintage 1,000.
An Copper-nickel NCLT version of the coin was released in the 2008 Year 6 Coin UNC set by the RAM as well as a Proof version that was issued in a special two coin proof set that included a standard MOR $1 coin.
The coin commemorates The United Nations declared 2008 International Year of Planet Earth adopting the theme "earth sciences for society". Geological hazards are a key issue for the United Nations and promoting this year was the biggest international effort to promote this field of scientific endeavour.
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|2008||2,600||Proof in Fine Silver Set|
|2008||1,000||Proof in WMF Fine Silver Set|
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