20 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Australian Wool

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

© Mike Bentley


Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2011
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 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 1502
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

Australian Wool


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.


A six spoke wheel. From the top spoke, a Ram with full fleece, Hand Sheers, 20 G, many Sheep roaming, Bales of wool on a cart, Shearer shearing a sheep

20 G

Engraver: Vladimir Gottwald

Vladimir Gottwald was a member of the Royal Australian Mint's Design and Engraving Section. His portrait, designed following the British Royal Mint's invitation for a new effigy in 1996, was among the three designs submitted to Her Majesty for approval. Although Rank-Broadley's design was eventually chosen, Gottwald's design was approved for a once only use to commemorate the Royal Visit in 2000.



20 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Australian Wool) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley


This NCLT Copper-nickel 20 cent coin was released by the RAM in two different Two Coin Sets, (UNC & Proof).
The coins were commemorating 200 Years of Wool Exporting from Australia to the rest of the world.
The other coin in the sets was an Aluminium-bronze NCLT $1 coin (KM# 1503)
This was the Uncirculated Set.

This was the Proof Set

Some coins were also released in RAM Rolls (7,500)

The arrival of the Merino Sheep with the First Fleet in 1788 began one of Australia's most successful industries. After the first commecial wool export to England in 1811 it was often said that Australia "Rode on the sheeps back" as wool became the foundation of our burgeoning economy.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2011  10,500 33% Proof 2 Coin Set
2011  30,002 74% UNC 2 Coin Set
2011  7,500 4% UNC in Mint roll

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20 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Australian Wool)