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

20 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Burke and Wills) -  obverse20 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Burke and Wills) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2010
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# 1430
  • 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

150th Anniversary of the Burke and Wills Expedition

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) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

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

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


The uncirculated coin was also released in an Australia Post PNC.


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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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2010  9,995 21% Proof in 2 Coin Set
2010  40,000 90% UNC in 2 Coin Set
2010  5,000 3% UNC in PNC

Frequencies show the percentage of Numista users who own each year or variety among all the users who own this coin. Since some users own several versions, the sum may be greater than 100%.

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