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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

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
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 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 1502
  • 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

Australian Wool

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2011
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 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

Lettering:
RIDING ON THE SHEEP'S BACK
20 G
AUSTRALIAN WOOL

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.

Edge

Reeded

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

© Mike Bentley

Mint

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

Comments

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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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2011  10,500 30% Proof 2 Coin Set
2011  30,002 77% UNC 2 Coin Set
2011  7,500 18.85 3% UNC in Mint roll

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