20 Cents - Elizabeth II International Year of Planet Earth; Silver Proof
0.20 AUD = 0.14 USD
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Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
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
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2008
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
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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