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20 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - 400th Anniversary of Dirk Hartog's Landfall

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2016
Value 20 Cents
0.2 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

400th Anniversary of Dirk Hartog's Landfall

Obverse

Small version of the 4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara set below a depiction of a pewter plate with Dutch words on it.

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2016
IRB

Reverse

Depiction of a pewter plate with Dutch writing on it.

Lettering:
HARTOG 1616
20

Edge

Reeded

20 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 400th Anniversary of Dirk Hartog's Landfall) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Comments

Released by the RAM in a coincard this coin has a frosted uncirculated finish.


Dirk Hartog made landfall on the west coast of Australia aboard the Eendracht 400 years ago. As the first European visitors to Australia to mark their arrival, the crew left behind a pewter plate inscribed with details of their visit and onward journey. Based on the original Hartog plate from the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, this faithful coin design is symbolic of European-Australian shared histories, and represents your chance to own another chapter in the story of Australia and the VOC (Dutch East India Co.).

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2016  20,000 UNC in Coincard

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