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20 Cents - Elizabeth II Surf Lifesaver

20 Cents - Elizabeth II (Surf Lifesaver) -  obverse 20 Cents - Elizabeth II (Surf Lifesaver) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2007
Value 20 Cents
0.20 AUD = 0.14 USD
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 11.3 g
Diameter 28.65 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 820
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

Year of the Surf Lifesaver

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2007
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

Female Lifesaver working a lifesaving line in the surf.

Lettering:
Year of the
SURF LIFESAVER
20

Engraver: Tony Dean

Tony Dean, is a medal maker and coin designer. A designer, engraver and sculptor of custom designed medals, plaques and coins, he worked with both the Royal Australian Mint and the Perth Mint.

Edge

Reeded

20 Cents - Elizabeth II (Surf Lifesaver)

© Mike Bentley

Comments

The Royal Australian Mint released this NCLT 20cent Copper-nickel coin to commemorate 100 years of the Surf Lifesaving movement in Australia. This coin was available in the 2007 UNC Year, Berlin WMF sets and was also issued in an Australia Post PNC.

     

A complementary $1 coin that commemorated the same event was also released but it was only issued in the Year Proof Set. Both were issued as NCLT collector coins and were not issued into circulation

A NCLT Silver (.999) Proof version of this coin was included in the 2007 Fine Silver Proof Set.

The modern Australian life saving movement began in 1907 when the NSW Surf Bathing Association was founded. Today, generations of Surf Livesavers, both volunteers and paid clubs, watch over our social activities on Australia's beaches keeping the community safe in the water. The surf lifesaver has become a symbol of Australia's identity.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2007  PNC (Mintage to Order)
2007  66,641 1.99 UNC Year Set
2007  1,500 UNC Year Set (WMF Edition)

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20 Cents - Elizabeth II (Surf Lifesaver)