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20 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Volunteers

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

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2003
Value 20 Cents
0.20 AUD = 0.14 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 11.3 g
Diameter 28.65 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 688
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

Australia's Volunteers

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2003
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

Busts of a diverse group of 16 Australian people, all volunteers.

Lettering:
AUSTRALIA'S VOLUNTEERS·MAKING A DIFFERENCE ·
20

Engraver: Vladimir Gottwald

Vladimir Gottwald was a member of the Royal Australian Mint's Design and Engraving Section. His portrait, designed following the British Royal Mint's invitation for a new effigy in 1996, was among the three designs submitted to Her Majesty for approval. Although Rank-Broadley's design was eventually chosen, Gottwald's design was approved for a once only use to commemorate the Royal Visit in 2000.

Edge

Reeded

20 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Volunteers) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Comments

Released into circulation by the Royal Australian Mint this 50 cent coin commemorates the hard work and commitments of Australia's Volunteers within the community. The theme was Australia's Volunteers -Making a difference. In 2003 there were 4.4 million people around the country volunteering their time and services in varying activities. A 50 cent and 1 dollar coin were also released that included the Volunteer theme.

The coin was also released in the following Year sets ...

The UNC Year Mint Set
 
The Proof Year Set

The UNC Baby Koala Set

The Proof Baby Koala Set
The Wedding Specimen Set.

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2003  7,600,000 0.51 1.10 2.21 98% Circulation
2003  14,799 0.00% Proof Koala Baby set
2003  39,090 3% Proof Year Set
2003  3,249 0.00% Specimen Wedding Set
2003  37,748 0.00% UNC Koala Baby set
2003  80,512 0.17% UNC Year Set

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