2011 20c International Year of Volunteers 10th Anniversary

September 28, 2011

2011 Circulation 20c IYV+10

10 years ago the world recognised 2001 as the International year of Volunteers as proclaimed by the United Nations. For the 10th anniversary in 2011 a circulation 20c coin has been released by the Royal Australian Mint. The design of the coin brings back the logo first seen on the 2001 International Year of Volunteers one dollar adding a +10 and a ring of volunteers holding hands, this design sculpted to coin by Vladimir Gottwald. The obverse design features the standard Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.

Five million of these cupro-nickel 20c coin are being released into circulation with some available in Royal Australian Mint rolls. These will be the last genuine RAM rolls as the Mint are suspending their rolled coin releases. This coin has also been issued in an Australia Post PNC. Each coin weighs 11.3g, has a diameter of 28.52mm and feature continuous edge milling.

Posted by harrisk at September 28, 2011 11:46 AM
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