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20 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Astronomy

20 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Astronomy) -  obverse20 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Astronomy) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2009
Value 20 Cents
0.20 AUD = 0.14 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 11.31 g
Diameter 28.52 mm
Thickness 2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 1075
  • 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

International Year of Astronomy

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2009
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

Three people looking through Binoculars and telescopes at the night sky

Lettering:
INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF ASTRONOMY
20

Engraver: Caitlin Goodall

Edge

Reeded

20 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Astronomy) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

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

Comments

This NCLT coin was released in the 2009 Six Coin UNC Set by the Royal Australian Mint to commemorate the International Year of Astronomy.

The Six Coin Mint Set was also released at various ANDA shows  during the year with an ANDA Overprint. It was also available at the World Money Fair (WMF) in Berlin in a UNC Six coin Set.


A Proof version of the coin was released in a 2 Coin Proof Set along with a Proof standard MOR $1 coin.
    

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2009  9,599 32% Proof 2 Coin Set
2009  1,500 0% UNC in ANDA Brisbane Set
2009  1,497 0% UNC in ANDA Melbourne Set
2009  1,498 0% UNC in ANDA Sydney Set
2009  1,500 0% UNC in WMF Berlin Set
2009  50,957 75% UNC Year Set

Frequencies show the percentage of Numista users who own each year or variety among all the users who own this coin. Since some users own several versions, the sum may be greater than 100%.

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