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20 Cents - Elizabeth II Volunteers

20 Cents - Elizabeth II (Volunteers) -  obverse 20 Cents - Elizabeth II (Volunteers) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2003
Value 20 Cents
0.20 AUD = 0.14 USD
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

Comments

Released into general circulation by the Royal Australian Mint in 2003 to pay tribute to the many Volunteers in Australian society. Tjhe coin was also released in the 2003 Proof & UNC Year and Baby Sets and the 2003 Wedding Set.

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2003  7,600,000 0.47 1.10 2.20 Circulation
2003  14,799 Proof Koala Baby set
2003  39,090 Proof Year Set
2003  3,249 Specimen Wedding Set
2003  37,748 UNC Koala Baby set
2003  80,512 UNC Year Set

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