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20 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Coo-ee March

20 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Coo-ee March) -  obverse20 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Coo-ee March) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2015
Value 20 Cents
0.20 AUD = 0.14 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
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 of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2015
IRB

Designer: 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

Designer: Aaron Baggio

Aaron Baggio is a designer with the Royal Australian mint.

Edge

Reeded

20 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Coo-ee March) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

Royal Australian Mint, Canberra, Australia (1965-date)

Comments

This NCLT 20 cent coin was released by the RAM in a large coincard. It is the seventh coin in a series of  seven "Australia Remembers" 20 cent coins.



The coin commemorates the famous "Coo-ee March".  On 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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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2015  12,400 UNC in Coincard

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