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20 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Australian Wheat Fields of Gold

20 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Australian Wheat Fields of Gold) -  obverse 20 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Australian Wheat Fields of Gold) -  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 28.65 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 1625
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

Australian Wheat - Fields of Gold

Obverse

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

Lettering: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2012

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 single Sheafe of Wheat

Lettering:
AUSTRALIAN WHEAT FIELDS OF GOLD
20 WP

Engraver: Wojciech Pietranik

Wojciech Pietranik, born 25 March 1950, is a Polish artist and sculptor best known for his design work for coins and medals.

Edge

Reeded

20 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Australian Wheat Fields of Gold)

© Mike Bentley

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 many years of Wheat production & exporting from Australia to the rest of the world. This twenty cent coin harkens to the historic Wheat Sheaf Three Penny design that appeared on Australia’s pre-decimal currency. The other coin in the sets was an Aluminium-bronze NCLT $1 coin (KM# 1626)

This was the Uncirculated Set.


This was the Proof Set


Fields of golden wheat can be found across the length and breadth of Australia, and throughout its history. Since the early days of settlement when farming wheat played an important role in the self-sufficiency of the nation, the grain has grown to become synonymous with rural Australia, and we export wheat to more than 40 other countries.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2012  7,502 Proof 2 Coin Set
2012  20,000 UNC 2 Coin Set

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