20 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Astronomy

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

© Mike Bentley


Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2009
Value 20 Cents
0.20 AUD = 0.14 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 11.3 g
Diameter 28.65 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 1075
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

International Year of Astronomy


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


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.


Three people looking through Binoculars and telescopes at the night sky


Engraver: Caitlin Goodall



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

© Mike Bentley


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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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2009  9,599 32% Proof 2 Coin Set
2009  1,500 0.00% UNC in ANDA Brisbane Set
2009  1,497 0.00% UNC in ANDA Melbourne Set
2009  1,498 0.00% UNC in ANDA Sydney Set
2009  1,500 0.00% UNC in WMF Berlin Set
2009  50,957 76% UNC Year Set

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