Twenty Cents 2001 Centenary of Federation - Norfolk Island, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Twenty Cents 2001 Centenary of Federation - Norfolk Island, Coin from Australia
CoinTwenty Cents 2001 Centenary of Federation - Norfolk Island

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 common reverse design featuring a platypus by Stuart Devlin has not been changed since its introduction.

The Royal Australian Mint also uses the twenty cent denomination to issue circulating commemorative coins such as this one. In 2001, Australia released a series of coins to commemorate the Centenary of Federation (100 years since the separate states federated and formed the Commonwealth of Australia). 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. These designs were the result of 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.

A parallel series was issued in the 50 Cents denomination.

Coins issued in 2001 have now been in circulation for 19 years.

MintRoyal Australian Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Mintage2,270,114 (2.3 million)
Obverse
Australia / Twenty Cents 2001 Centenary of Federation - Norfolk Island - 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 the effigy is the monarch's legend and the date: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2001.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2001
Reverse
Australia / Twenty Cents 2001 Centenary of Federation - Norfolk Island - reverse photo

Student Design winner for Norfolk Island was Megan Cummings of Norfolk Island Central School.

Her design tells the story of the Island's people, depicting the Norfolk Pine superimposed of a map of the island. The bird refers to the white terns seen on the island, the sun is a reflection of the beautiful weather, an anchor denotes HMS Sirius shipwrecked off the coast in 1790, fish represents marine life and a ship incorporated in the design refers to the supplies arriving to the island each month (or, by another version, Pitcairn Islanders who settled on Norfolk Island in 1856). The designer's initials MC are to the right of the base of the pine tree.

Around above: NORFOLK ISLAND 2001. Below the pine, the denomination 20 CENTS. Around below, 100 YEARS FEDERATION.

Reverse Inscription NORFOLK ISLAND 2001 20 CENTS 100 YEARS FEDERATION
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Mintage figure includes:
2,200,000 circulation coins dated 2001, minted in the 2001/2002 financial year (ending 30 June)
41,496 brilliant uncirculated coins in sets, minted 2000/2001
1,644 brilliant uncirculated coins in sets, minted 2001/2002
20,904 proofs, minted 2000/2001
6,070 proofs, minted 2001/2002

Sources of original information:

Royal Australian Mint, Annual Report 2000 - 2001 (2001), p55. Retrieved from https://www.ramint.gov.au/annual-reports (PDF)
Royal Australian Mint, Annual Report 2001 - 2002 (2002), pp 53-56. Retrieved from https://www.ramint.gov.au/annual-reports (PDF)

Twenty Cents 2001 Centenary of Federation - Norfolk Island: Known varieties
Variety In mint sets
Mintage 43,140 (included in total)
Details

Brilliant Uncirculated coins in mint sets (minted during 2000/2001 financial year + minted 2001/2002):
Centenary of Federation States and Territories Uncirculated 20 Coin Collection 2001 - in a binder with carded coins grouped by state/territory, incl. the 9 twenty-cent pieces, 10 fifty-cent pieces (states, territories and Commonwealth 50c), and the Centenary of Federation $1 - 19,996 + 1,044
Norfolk Island 2001 Territory Coin Set - carded 3-coin set incl. the Norfolk Island 20 cents, the Norfolk Island 50 cents and the Centenary of Federation $1 - 5,600 + 600
Coins of Norfolk Island - Australia's Centenary of Federation Uncirculated Coin Collection - 2-coin set in plastic packaging, incl. the Norfolk Island 20 cents and the Norfolk Island 50 cents - 15,900 + 0

Variety Proof FDC Australia / Twenty Cents 2001 Centenary of Federation - Norfolk Island / Proof FDC - obverse photo Australia / Twenty Cents 2001 Centenary of Federation - Norfolk Island / Proof FDC - reverse photo
Mintage 26,974 (included in total)
Details

Proof coins in mint sets (minted during 2000/2001 financial year + minted 2001/2002):
2001 Centenary of Federation Proof Coin Collection - boxed, incl. the 9 twenty-cent pieces, 10 fifty-cent pieces (states, territories and coloured Commonwealth 50c), and the coloured Centenary of Federation $1 - 9,404 + 3,596
Norfolk Island 2001 Territory Proof Coin Set - boxed 3-coin set incl. the Norfolk Island 20 cents, the Norfolk Island 50 cents and the Centenary of Federation $1 - 2,900 + 850
Coins of Norfolk Island - Australia's Centenary of Federation Proof Coin Collection - 2-coin set in plastic packaging, incl. the Norfolk Island 20 cents and the Norfolk Island 50 cents - 8,600 + 1,624

Twenty Cents 2001 Centenary of Federation - Norfolk Island: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Royal Australian Mint 2001, 2002 Mint link
Royal Australian Mint 2001, 2002 Mintage link
All (74) Coins of Country: Australia, Type: Twenty Cents
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Twenty Cents 1966 58,241,110 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1966
Twenty Cents 1967 83,848,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1967
Twenty Cents 1968 40,537,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1968
Twenty Cents 1969 16,514,999 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1969
Twenty Cents 1970 23,286,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1970
Twenty Cents 1971 8,957,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1971
Twenty Cents 1972 16,653,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1972
Twenty Cents 1973 23,366,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1973
Twenty Cents 1974 33,559,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1974
Twenty Cents 1975 53,323,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1975
Twenty Cents 1976 59,795,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1976
Twenty Cents 1977 41,327,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1977
Twenty Cents 1978 37,439,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1978
Twenty Cents 1979 22,336,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1979
Twenty Cents 1980 84,468,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1980
Twenty Cents 1981 165,589,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1981
Twenty Cents 1982 76,700,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1982
Twenty Cents 1983 55,193,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1983
Twenty Cents 1984 27,881,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1984
Twenty Cents 1985 2,775,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1985
Twenty Cents 1986 (mint sets only) 247,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1986
Twenty Cents 1987 (mint sets only) 270,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1987
Twenty Cents 1988 (mint sets only) 346,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1988
Twenty Cents 1989 (mint sets only) 217,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1989
Twenty Cents 1990 (mint sets only) 156,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1990
Twenty Cents 1991 (mint sets only) 189,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1991
Twenty Cents 1992 (mint sets only) 164,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1992
Twenty Cents 1993 (mint sets only) 130,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1993
Twenty Cents 1994 14,369,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1994
Twenty Cents 1995 Platypus (mint sets only) 132,269 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1995
Twenty Cents 1995 United Nations 4,800,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1995
Twenty Cents 1996 20,637,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1996
Twenty Cents 1997 16,762,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1997
Twenty Cents 1998 28,862,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1998
Twenty Cents 1999 64,209,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1999
Twenty Cents 2000 35,619,153 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2000
Twenty Cents 2001 82,164,896 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2001
Twenty Cents 2001 Centenary of Federation - Australian Capital Territory 2,185,539 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2001
Twenty Cents 2001 Centenary of Federation - New South Wales 3,264,556 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2001
Twenty Cents 2001 Centenary of Federation - Norfolk Island 2,270,114 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2001
Twenty Cents 2001 Centenary of Federation - Northern Territory 2,163,029 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2001
Twenty Cents 2001 Centenary of Federation - Queensland 2,383,190 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2001
Twenty Cents 2001 Centenary of Federation - South Australia 2,464,886 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2001
Twenty Cents 2001 Centenary of Federation - Tasmania 2,262,668 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2001
Twenty Cents 2001 Centenary of Federation - Victoria 2,983,106 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2001
Twenty Cents 2001 Centenary of Federation - Western Australia 2,465,297 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2001
Twenty Cents 2001 Donald Bradman 10,000,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2001
Twenty Cents 2002 27,382,062 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2002
Twenty Cents 2003 Volunteers 7,600,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2003
Twenty Cents 2004 72,100,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2004
Twenty Cents 2005 58,600,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2005
Twenty Cents 2005 60th Anniversary of the End of WW2 33,500,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2005
Twenty Cents 2006 102,462,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2006
Twenty Cents 2007 42,712,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2007
Twenty Cents 2008 132,900,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2008
Twenty Cents 2009 43,600,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2009
Twenty Cents 2010 59,900,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2010
Twenty Cents 2010 ATO 11,600,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2010
Twenty Cents 2011 15,100,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2011
Twenty Cents 2011 International Women's Day 6,800,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2011
Twenty Cents 2011 Royal Wedding 10,100,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2011
Twenty Cents 2011 International Year of Volunteers 6,100,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2011
Twenty Cents 2012 34,600,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2012
Twenty Cents 2013 43,900,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2013
Twenty Cents 2013 Centenary of Canberra 6,200,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2013
Twenty Cents 2014 52,300,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2014
Twenty Cents 2015 24,400,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2015
Twenty Cents 2016 34,400,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2016
Twenty Cents 2016 Changeover 4,600,661 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2016 FIFTY YEARS
Twenty Cents 2017 unknown Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2017
Twenty Cents 2018 unknown Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2018
Twenty Cents 2019 (Fourth Portrait) unknown Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
Twenty Cents 2019 (Fifth Portrait) unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2019
Twenty Cents 2020 unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020
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Twenty Cents 2001 Centenary of Federation - Norfolk Island: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeTwenty Cents Circulating Commemorative
Issued2001
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyPortrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Face Value20 (x Cent)
Mintage2,270,114 (2.3 million)
CurrentYes
MaterialCuproNickel
DesignerMegan Cummings
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)28.6500
Thickness (mm)2.5200
Mass (g)11.3000
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Twenty Cents 2001 Centenary of Federation - Norfolk Island: Photos
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2001 20c CuNi Proof Centenary of Federation Norfolk Island
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2001 20c CuNi Proof Centenary of Federation Norfolk Island
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2001 20c CuNi Unc Centenary of Federation Norfolk Island
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2001 20c CuNi Unc Centenary of Federation Norfolk Island
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Twenty Cents 2001 Centenary of Federation - Norfolk Island: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustralia KM# 532