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20 Cents - Elizabeth II Air raid Shelter

20 Cents - Elizabeth II (Air raid Shelter) -  obverse 20 Cents - Elizabeth II (Air raid Shelter) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2012
Value 20 Cents
0.20 AUD = 0.14 USD
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 11.31 g
Diameter 28.52 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 1742
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

Bombing of Australia Series

Obverse

4th Portrait Queen Elizabeth II facing right

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 couple walking towards an Air Raid Shelter, with three men and a young girl holding a teddy bear in the background

Lettering:
AIR RAID SHELTER
20
BOMBING OF AUSTRALIA 1942

Engraver: Aaron Baggio

Aaron Baggio is a designer with the Royal Australian mint.

Edge

Reeded

Comments

This NCLT coin was released by the Royal Australian Mint in 2012 and is one of the two 20 cent coins in the Bombing of Australia 3 coin set that remembers the 70 years that have passed since the first Japanese bombing of Australian in 1942. This 20 cent coin depicts an air-raid shelter. The third coin in the set was a 50 cent coin (KM#1744)

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2012  18,002 UNC set

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