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20 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Magna Carta

20 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Magna Carta) -  obverse20 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Magna Carta) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2015
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 ↑↑

Commemorative issue

800th Anniversary of the Magna Carta

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2015
IRB

Designer: 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

Coin’s reverse depicts the 1297 seal which is housed at the Australian Parliament House. It shows King John wearing a Crown seated on throne holding a sword and an item of regalia.

Lettering:
ANGLIe : DOMINVS : hIBeRNIe + IOhANNeS : DeI : GRACIA : ReX
MAGNA CARTA 1215 - 2015
20

Designer: D. Neale

Edge

Reeded

20 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Magna Carta) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

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

Comments

On 15 June 1215, in Runnymede, Surrey, King John placed a royal seal on one of the most important documents in human history. The Magna Carta (Great Charter) was a revolutionary declaration, ensuring that any future rulers were also bound by law. With the Magna Carta sealed, a ruler’s power could not stop citizens enjoying their rights and freedoms. Coin’s reverse features a representation of King John’s original seal on the 1215 Magna Carta . The RAM have presented this NCLT coin on a card with historical information about the Magna Carta.


Australia Post also issued this coin in a PNC (7,500 Copies)

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2015  15,000 93% UNC in Coincard
2015  7,500 11% UNC in PNC

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