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20 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Selectively gold plated Proof

20 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Selectively gold plated Proof) -  obverse20 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Selectively gold plated Proof) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2013
Value 20 Cents
0.20 AUD = 0.14 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Gold (.999) plated copper-nickel
Weight 11.31 g
Diameter 28.52 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 403d
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2013
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

Golden Platypus swimming through golden swirling water

Lettering:
20
SD

Engraver: Stuart Devlin

Stuart Leslie Devlin, AO, CMG is a significant contemporary gold and silversmith. Australian-born, he has designed coins for countries around the world, and became especially well known as London-based designer of gold and silver collector's items in the 1970s and 80s.

Edge

Reeded

20 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Selectively gold plated Proof) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Comments

This coin was issued only in the 2013 Year Proof Set by the Royal Australian Mint. It is the standard Platypus reverse design by Stuart Devlin but the Platypus and water are Gold Plated. When broken out of a se tthis coin is fetching very high prices on the secondary market.

 
 

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2013  50,000 103.57 Proof Year Set

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