Detailed information about Coin: Twenty Cents 2001 Centenary of Federation - New South Wales from Australia
In 2001, Australia released a series of coins to commemorate the Centenary of Federation. There were nine different designs for twenty cent coins which marked the occasion - one each for the six states (New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia), the two territories (Australian Capital Territory and Northern Territory) and for Norfolk Island.
The Royal Australian Mint held a national competition for primary and secondary school students to design a coin to represent their state or territory, the coins representing the vision and talent of Australia's youth.
|Face value||20 (x Cent)||Type||Twenty Cents Circulating Commemorative|
|Mintage||3,200,000 (3.2 million)|
|Monarch||Queen Elizabeth II||Effigy||Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)|
|Production technology||Milled (machine-made)||Shape||Round|
|Size (mm)||28.6500||Thickness (mm)||2.5200|
Crowned head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (effigy known as the "Fourth portrait"). In tiny letters below head the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley). Around, ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2001.
|Obverse inscription||ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2001|
Student Design winner for New South Wales was Joseph Neve of Bellingen High School.
His design is a silhouette of NSW behind a skillfully portrayed image of the Waratah flower, the NSW floral emblem. The designer's initials JKN are near the West (left) border of the state map. Above the design are the years 1910 - 2001, the denomination 20 [cents] is to the right of the flower (overlapping the map) and around below is the text CENTENARY OF FEDERATION.
1910 - 2001 20 CENTENARY OF FEDERATION
1.500 mln commemorative twenty cent pieces of the "Centenary of Federation - NSW" type were minted in the 2000/2001 financial year (ending 30 June).
Sources of original information:
Royal Australian Mint, Annual Report 2000 - 2001 (2001), p. 53. Retrieved from https://www.ramint.gov.au/sites/default/files/AnnualReport2001_small.pdf
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