Twenty Cents 1998 (Silver, Federation Jubilee Florin), Coin from Australia - detailed information

Twenty Cents 1998 (Silver, Federation Jubilee Florin), Coin from Australia
CoinTwenty Cents 1998 (Silver, Federation Jubilee Florin)

The Australian 20 cent coin was first introduced with decimalisation on 14 February 1966 when it replaced the pre-decimal Australian florin, to which it is equal in size and mass. The original reverse design by Stuart Devlin has not been changed since its introduction.

The denomination is occasionally used by both the Royal Australian Mint and the Perth Mint to issue collector coins, which are legal tender in Australia - such as this one.

This coin was part of the 9-coin set Matserpieces in Silver 1998 - Coins of the 20th Century - Milestones. The set depicts "milestones" of Australian currency - reverses of iconic coins released during the 20th Century; it contains eight coins denominated as 20 cents: Florin 1910 reverse, Canberra Florin 1927 reverse, Melbourne Florin 1934 reverse, Florin 1938 reverse, Federation Jubilee Florin 1951 reverse, Royal Visit Florin 1954 reverse, United Nations 20 Cents (the first circulating commemorative in the denomination) and a regular platypus-design 20 Cents; plus one coin denominated as 50 cents with the 1937 Crown reverse.

All of these coins have the Queen's Fourth Portrait by Ian Rank Broadley, while the regular circulation coins of the year had the earlier portrait by Maklouf (see the regular 20 cents for 1998).

The coins are made of 99.9% silver and were issued in Proof FDC grade only. No coins of this type were released into circulation.

MintRoyal Australian Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Mintage15,000
Obverse
Australia / Twenty Cents 1998 (Silver, Federation Jubilee Florin) - obverse photo

Crowned mature head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (effigy known as the "Fourth Portrait"). The Queen wears the "Girls of Great Britain and Ireland" diamond tiara, a wedding gift from Queen Mary (Her Majesty's grandmother) in 1947 - which she also has on the Machin and the Gottwald portraits.

In tiny letters below the head, the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley).

Around above the effigy is the monarch's legend and the date: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1998. Around below, · TWENTY CENTS ·

Note that the (real, legal tender) value and denomination are on the obverse.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1998 · TWENTY CENTS ·
Reverse
Australia / Twenty Cents 1998 (Silver, Federation Jubilee Florin) - reverse photo

A sceptre and sword crossing below a crown and above the Federation Star with the stars of the Southern Cross around; curved above, AUSTRALIA; curved below (and split into two parts by a star), the denomination FLORIN; across the centre of the design lined up with the arms of the Southern Cross, the dates: to left, 1901 and to right, 1951.

This is a re-issue of the reverse design of the 1951 commemorative florin. The actual (legal tender) value and denomination are on the obverse.

Reverse Inscription AUSTRALIA 1901 1951 FLORIN
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Not listed in Krause.

Twenty Cents 1998 (Silver, Federation Jubilee Florin): References to Information Used
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Royal Australian Mint 7 July 1998 Mint link
Royal Australian Mint 7 July 1998 Mintage link
Royal Australian Mint 7 July 1998 Composition link
All (25) Coins of Country: Australia, Type: Twenty Cents (NCLT)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Twenty Cents 1998 (Silver, 1910 Florin) 15,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1998 · TWENTY CENTS ·
Twenty Cents 1998 (Silver, Canberra Florin) 15,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1998 · TWENTY CENTS ·
Twenty Cents 1998 (Silver, Melbourne Florin) 15,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1998 · TWENTY CENTS ·
Twenty Cents 1998 (Silver, 1938 Florin) 15,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1998 · TWENTY CENTS ·
Twenty Cents 1998 (Silver, Federation Jubilee Florin) 15,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1998 · TWENTY CENTS ·
Twenty Cents 1998 (Silver, Royal Visit Florin) 15,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1998 · TWENTY CENTS ·
Twenty Cents 1998 (Silver, United Nations) 15,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1998
Twenty Cents 1998 (Silver, Fourth Portrait) 15,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1998
Twenty Cents 1999 (Silver, Threepence) 15,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1999 · TWENTY CENTS ·
Twenty Cents 2000 (Silver, King Edward VII) 10,412 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2000 · TWENTY CENTS ·
Twenty Cents 2000 (Silver, King George V) 10,412 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2000 · TWENTY CENTS ·
Twenty Cents 2000 (Silver, Queen Elizabeth II) 10,412 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2000 · TWENTY CENTS ·
Twenty Cents 2006 (Silver, Second Portrait) 5,829 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2006
Twenty Cents 2007 Year of the Life Saver (NCLT) unknown Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2007
Twenty Cents 2008 Year of Planet Earth (NCLT) unknown Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2008
Twenty Cents 2009 Year of Astronomy (NCLT) unknown Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2009
Twenty Cents 2009 Australian Service Nurses (NCLT) unknown Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2009
Twenty Cents 2009 Decimal Pattern 7,500 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2009
Twenty Cents 2010 (Gold, Gottwald Portrait) 500 Portrait by Vladimir Gottwald ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2010
Twenty Cents 2010 Lost Soldiers of Fromelles (NCLT) unknown Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2010
Twenty Cents 2010 Burke and Wills (NCLT) unknown Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2010
Twenty Cents 2011 Ashes (NCLT) unknown Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2011
Twenty Cents 2011 War Historians (NCLT) unknown Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2011
Twenty Cents 2011 Riding on the Sheep's Back (NCLT) unknown Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2011
Twenty Cents 2019 (Third Portrait) 20,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
Twenty Cents 1998 (Silver, Federation Jubilee Florin): Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeTwenty Cents (NCLT)
Issued1998
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyPortrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Face Value20 (x Cent)
Mintage15,000
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
DesignerWilliam Leslie Bowles
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size (mm)28.5200
Thickness (mm)2.5200
Mass (g)13.3600
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Twenty Cents 1998 (Silver, Federation Jubilee Florin): Photos
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1998 20c Silver Proof Masterpieces in Silver The Commemorative Set
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1998 20c Silver Proof Masterpieces in Silver The Commemorative Set
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