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20 Dollars - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Third Millennium First Day

20 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Third Millennium First Day) -  obverse20 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Third Millennium First Day) -  reverse

© Richard Thomas

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2000
Value 20 Dollars
20.00 AUD = 14 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Bimetallic: gold (.999) center in silver (.999) ring (Pad printed)
Weight 13.4 g
Diameter 32.1 mm
Thickness 3.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 519
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Michael, Thomas & Tracy L. Schmidt; 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Michael, Thomas (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.

Commemorative issue

Third Millennium

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA
20 DOLLARS
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

A satellite view of Earth. The gold centerpiece is divided into two areas separated by the International Dateline. The area to the west is experiencing the first day of the year 2000 with the pad-printed date 01-01-2000. The area to the east, which is still in the last day of 1999, is pad-printed in deep ocean blue with the date 31-12-1999. Gisbourne in New Zealand, widely acclaimed as the first official millennium city, is also highlighted.

Lettering:
THIRD MILLENNIUM
FIRST DAY
· 2000 ·
Gisbourne
01-01-2000
31-12-1999

Edge

Continuous reeding

Mint

P Perth Mint, Australia

Comments

This is a Perth Mint release.
The metal content of the coin according to the Royal Australian Mint (Mint Issue 36, page 14) is
Fine Gold .9999   0.270 Troy Ounce
Fine Silver .999    0.161 Toy Ounce

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2000  7,500 Proof

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