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20 Cents - Elizabeth II The Unknown Soldier

20 Cents - Elizabeth II (The Unknown Soldier) -  obverse 20 Cents - Elizabeth II (The Unknown Soldier) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2015
Value 20 Cents
0.20 AUD = 0.14 USD
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 11.31 g
Diameter 28.52 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Anzacs Remembered Series

Obverse

4th Portrait Queen Elizabeth II facing right

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2015
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

An Australian Soldier standing in front of the tomb of the Unknown Australian Soldier in the National War Memorial in Canberra

Lettering:
WW1 - THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER
20

Edge

Reeded

Comments

The Royal Australian Mint in conjunction with some Australian Newspapers released this coin as part of a 14 coin set. To get a coin you had to obtain a token from the newspaper and redeem it at a cost of $3.50. Different tokens were published each day for 2 weeks (hence 14 coins). The coins are commemorating events of World War 1 that Australians were involved in. The series is called "Anzacs Remembered".
A special $1 coin was also produced as part of the set which is very difficult to obtain due to very low mintage.
This 20 Cent coin commemorates the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in the National War Memorial.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2015  297,015 UNC

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20 Cents - Elizabeth II (The Unknown Soldier)