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20 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Shores Under Siege - Military Lookout

20 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Shores Under Siege - Military Lookout) -  obverse20 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Shores Under Siege - Military Lookout) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2012
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# 1743
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

Shores Under Siege - Bombing of Australia

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2012
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

Australian Troop surveying the coastline next to an artillery gun

Lettering:
20
BOMBING OF AUSTRALIA 1942

Engraver: Aaronn Baggio

Edge

Reeded

20 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Shores Under Siege - Military Lookout) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Comments

This Copper-nickel NCLT 20 cent coin was released as part of a three coin set by the RAM to remind Australia of previous war times when Australian shores were under attack from Japanese forces 70 years ago. This coin is the Bombing of Australia Military Lookout 20 cent and was included in the set with 1 other 20 cent coin & a 50 cent coins. The set was called "Shores Under Siege".

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2012  18,002 UNC in 3 Coin Set

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