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20 Cents - Elizabeth II Coo-ee March

20 Cents - Elizabeth II (Coo-ee March) -  obverse 20 Cents - Elizabeth II (Coo-ee March) -  reverse

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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

Australia Remembers - Coo-ee March

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

Australian men marching with the Australian Flag through the streets of Gilgandra NSW

Lettering:
AUSTRALIA REMEMBERS
20
COO-EE MARCH - 1915

Engraver: A. Baggio

Edge

Reeded

Comments

This NCLT 20 cent coin released in a coincard by the RAM commemorates the famous "Coo-ee March" and is the 7th coin in the "Australia Remembers" series. The morning of October the 10th 1915, saw 26 young men leave their hometown of Gilgandra, central west of New South Wales, in a recruiting march effort to join the Australian Imperial Force (AIF).  The Coo-ees as they became known had increased in number to 263 by the time they had covered the 320 miles to arrive in Sydney and enlist, their youthful enthusiasm encouraging many men to answer the call from the Dardanelles along the way. News spread quickly and subsequent snowball marches started soon after all over Australia, the Coo-ees were joined in history by the Kookaburras, Kurrajongs and Boomerangs to name just a few.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2015  30,000 Coincard

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