Australian 20c Coins 2010 Burke and Wills 20c

May 20, 2011

2010 Burke and Wills 20c

150 years ago legendary explorers Burke and Wills embarked on an expedition to be the first to traverse the country from south to north. The Royal Australian Mint released two commemorative coins remembering their fateful journey, a one dollar coin and this non-circulating 20c piece. Issued as a collector coin only and not into general circulation these coins are only found in the uncirculated and proof 2 coin sets of 2010.

The reverse design is by Wojciech Pietranik and shows the party setting out with a camel and horse and features human and animal footprints depicting the journey. The reverse also features Wojciech's WP initial. The obverse or heads side of the coin is the standard effigy of QEII by Ian Rank-Broadley. The 20c is the standard milled edge cupro-nickel type of 28.52mm weighing 11.31g.

This coin is one of many commemorative Australian 20c coins with some being released into circulation. For a complete list see our article The Complete Guide to the Australian 20c.

Posted by harrisk at May 20, 2011 3:25 PM
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