Twenty Cents 2010 Lost Soldiers of Fromelles (NCLT), Coin from Australia - detailed information

Twenty Cents 2010 Lost Soldiers of Fromelles (NCLT), Coin from Australia
CoinTwenty Cents 2010 Lost Soldiers of Fromelles (NCLT)

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 second military commemorative 20 cents coin (after the Australian Service Nurses 20 cents) honours the Lost Soldiers of Fromelles.

The battle of Fromelles occurred in France on July 19-20 in 1916, a joint operation between British Troops and the Australian Imperial Force (AIF).

This was the first occasion that the AIF saw action on the Western Front of World War One. The battle was described as "the worst 24 hours in Australia's entire history". Known as the bloodiest day, during the 1916 battle the 5th division suffered 5,533 casualties. Speculation for many years suggested the existence of an unmarked and forgotten mass grave near Fromelles, containing the remains of Allied soldiers killed during the battle and buried by the Germans.

The coin was issued in a presentation card (issue price A$6.95). No coins of this type were issued into circulation.

MintRoyal Australian Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintageunknown
Obverse
Australia / Twenty Cents 2010 Lost Soldiers of Fromelles (NCLT) - 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 2010.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2010
Reverse
Australia / Twenty Cents 2010 Lost Soldiers of Fromelles (NCLT) - reverse photo

The reverse shows a an Australian soldier carrying across his shoulder a wounded comrade. The figures are based on the famous "Cobbers" statue sculpted by Australian artist Peter Corlett.

Cobbers is a full-size bronze sculpture created in 1998 for the Australian Memorial Park near Fromelles in northern France. It depicts Sergeant Simon Fraser, a stretcher bearer with the 57th Battalion, rescuing a wounded compatriot from no man's land after the battle.

Around above, the text AUSTRALIA REMEMBERS. Around below, LOST SOLDIERS OF FROMELLES. To the right of the two figures, the numeral value 20 [cents].

The artist's initial G (for Vladimir Gottwald) is in the lower left field, next to the soldier's leg.

Reverse Inscription 20 AUSTRALIA REMEMBERS LOST SOLDIERS OF FROMELLES
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Twenty Cents 2010 Lost Soldiers of Fromelles (NCLT): Known varieties
Variety In PNC
Mintage unknown
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The coin was also issued in a Philatelic Numismatic Cover, with a matching stamp postmarked 19th July 2010.

All (25) Coins of Country: Australia, Type: Twenty Cents (NCLT)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Twenty Cents 1998 (Silver, 1910 Florin) 15,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1998 · TWENTY CENTS ·
Twenty Cents 1998 (Silver, Canberra Florin) 15,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1998 · TWENTY CENTS ·
Twenty Cents 1998 (Silver, Melbourne Florin) 15,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1998 · TWENTY CENTS ·
Twenty Cents 1998 (Silver, 1938 Florin) 15,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1998 · TWENTY CENTS ·
Twenty Cents 1998 (Silver, Federation Jubilee Florin) 15,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1998 · TWENTY CENTS ·
Twenty Cents 1998 (Silver, Royal Visit Florin) 15,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1998 · TWENTY CENTS ·
Twenty Cents 1998 (Silver, United Nations) 15,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1998
Twenty Cents 1998 (Silver, Fourth Portrait) 15,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1998
Twenty Cents 1999 (Silver, Threepence) 15,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1999 · TWENTY CENTS ·
Twenty Cents 2000 (Silver, King Edward VII) 10,412 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2000 · TWENTY CENTS ·
Twenty Cents 2000 (Silver, King George V) 10,412 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2000 · TWENTY CENTS ·
Twenty Cents 2000 (Silver, Queen Elizabeth II) 10,412 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2000 · TWENTY CENTS ·
Twenty Cents 2006 (Silver, Second Portrait) 5,829 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait, by Arnold Machin ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2006
Twenty Cents 2007 Year of the Life Saver (NCLT) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2007
Twenty Cents 2008 Year of Planet Earth (NCLT) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2008
Twenty Cents 2009 Year of Astronomy (NCLT) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2009
Twenty Cents 2009 Australian Service Nurses (NCLT) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2009
Twenty Cents 2009 Decimal Pattern 7,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley 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 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2010
Twenty Cents 2010 Burke and Wills (NCLT) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2010
Twenty Cents 2011 Ashes (NCLT) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2011
Twenty Cents 2011 War Historians (NCLT) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2011
Twenty Cents 2011 Riding on the Sheep's Back (NCLT) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2011
Twenty Cents 2019 (Third Portrait) 20,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
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Twenty Cents 2010 Lost Soldiers of Fromelles (NCLT): Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeTwenty Cents (NCLT)
Issued2010
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value20 (x Cent)
Total Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
MaterialCuproNickel
DesignerVladimir Gottwald
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size (mm)28.6500
Thickness (mm)2.5200
Mass (g)11.3000
OCC IDLGVB-ELDC-LXYX-EMPX
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2010 20c CuNi Unc for the Australia Remembers Lost Soldiers of Fromelles
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2010 20c CuNi Unc for the Australia Remembers Lost Soldiers of Fromelles
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