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20 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Burke and Wills

20 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Burke and Wills) -  obverse 20 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Burke and Wills) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2010
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# 1430
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

150th Anniversary of the Burke and Wills

Obverse

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

Lettering:
Elizabeth II
Australia 2010
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

Burke and Wills riding a Camel and a Horse. All around them Human footprints leading in all directions. Camel footprints heading north

Lettering:
20
W
150th ANNIVERSARY BURKE & WILLS EXPIDITION

Engraver: W. Pietranik

Edge

Reeded

20 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Burke and Wills)

© Mike Bentley

Comments

This NCLTCopper-nickel 20 cent coin was issued by the RAM in two separate Two Coin Sets. The other coin in the Two Coin Set was a $1 (KM# 1431). The 20 cent was designed by RAM designer Wojciech Pietranik.

This is the UNC Set.


This is the Proof Set


In 1860 the South Australian government offered a prize to whoever could traverse the Australian continent from south to north first. Explorers Burke & Wills set out to claim the prize. They led a 19 man expedition but only one man survived. This 20 cent coin depicts Burke and Wills on camels and shows camel tracks depicting their route south to north and footprints going in all directions.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2010  9,995 Proof in 2 Coin Set
2010  40,000 UNC in 2 Coin Se

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