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Coin: Twenty Cents 2005 60th Anniversary of the End of WW2
Description

Commemorating the 60th anniversary of the end of World War 2.

The design was inspired by a photograph in the Australian War Memorial collection of a soldier returning home to his family. Designed and sculpted by Vladimir Gottwald.

CountryAustralia CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Face value20 (x Cent) TypeTwenty Cents Circulating Commemorative
Year2005 CurrentYes
Mintage33,500,000 (33.5 million)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Australian Mint No mint mark 33,500,000 (33.5 million)
MaterialCuproNickel DesignerVladimir Gottwald
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)28.6500 Thickness (mm)2.5200
Mass (g)11.3000
Obverse

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 2005.

Obverse inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2005
Reverse

The design was modeled on a photograph from the Australian War Memorial and after a nationwide search it was found that the young girl in the design is Jaquie Dowling and her mother Lorna greeting Private William Leslie Darcy, an ex Prisoner of War on his return home in 1945.

War memorial historian Dr Peter Stanley worked closely with Royal Australian Mint engraver Vladimir Gottwald to bring this image to a circulating 20c coin. The reverse of the coin features Gottwald's stylised "G" below the "20".

The inscription reads "WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945 COMING HOME".

Reverse inscriptionWORLD WAR 1939 - 1945 COMING HOME
EdgeMilled Edge inscriptionNone
Twenty Cents 2005 60th Anniversary of the End of WW2: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Proof unknown
Twenty Cents 2005 60th Anniversary of the End of WW2: Photos
Twenty Cents 2005 60th Anniversary of the End of WW2: Photo 20 Cents coin
20 Cents coin
Copyright: British Museum / CC BY-NC-SA
source
Twenty Cents 2005 60th Anniversary of the End of WW2: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustralia KM# 745
Twenty Cents 2005 60th Anniversary of the End of WW2: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Royal Australian Mint 2016 Mint link
Royal Australian Mint 2016 Mintage link
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Varieties Proof
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Twenty Cents 2005 60th Anniversary of the End of WW2: Some useful external links
Australian Coin Collecting Blog - 60th Anniversary of the End of WWII Coming Home 20c British Museum - coin
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