Australian 20 Cent Coins: 2001 Centenary of Federation State Series New South Wales 20c

November 25, 2010

2001 Centenary of Federation 20c New South Wales

The 2001 20 cent coin for New South Wales in the State Series commemorating the Centenary of Federation can be seen above and can also be found in change. Just one in the State Series depicting each Australian State and Territory with 9 coins in total being issued. A series of 50c coins were also released and a one dollar coin, all into circulation commemorating 100 years since the Federation of Australia.

The reverse design is by Joseph Neve, a Bellingen High school student who was the winner of the Royal Australian Mint's student design competition for his state. This was a national competition for primary and secondary school students to design a coin to represent their state or territory. His design is a silhouette of NSW behind a skillfully portrayed image of the Waratah, the NSW floral emblem. Joseph's initial's JKN have also been included on the design. The obverse is the standard Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.

The coin weighs 11.30 grams and is 28.52mm in diameter. It is made form Cupro Nickel, 75% copper and 25% Nickel.

3,203,000 of these coins were issued into circulation but many of these have been put aside by collectors so it's not that common to find one in your change.

17,593 uncirculated coins were issued in 3 coin sets
21,040 uncirculated coins were issued in incomplete 20 coin sets

9,923 proof coins were issued in 3 coin sets
13,000 proof coins were issued in incomplete 20 coin sets.

Posted by harrisk at November 25, 2010 7:29 AM
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