This twenty cent coin, featuring a design by an Australian student, was released by the Royal Australian Mint in 2001 as part of their extensive program celebrating the Centenary of Federation. The reverse was design by student Megan Cummings from Norfolk Island Central School. It features various images that are iconic or representative of the island; the sun, a fish, HMS Sirus, and a boat. The largest image is of the Norfolk Pine tree, which is overlaying an outline of the island. The students initials (MC) have also been integrated into the design (see below). The legend reads "NORFOLK ISLAND - 2001" and "100 YEARS OF FEDERATION" curves around the outside. The obverse features the standard Ian Rank-Broadley portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II with the legend "ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2001".
The coin was issued as both a
strike and was included in two sets issued throughout the year: the
Norfolk Island Three Coin Set
20 coin Centenary of Federation Collection. There were two versions of each of these sets released:
uncirculated. Accompanying this coin in the
Norfolk Island Three Coin Set
was the one dollar coin, bearing the logo of the Centenary of Federation. Also included was a fifty cent coin bearing the coat of arms of Norfolk Island.
In total, there were nine of the three coin sets issued with each one paying tribute to a different state or territory that joined the Federation.
The outer packaging for this set is green, the state colour, with text reading
NORFOLK ISLAND 2001
STATE PROOF COIN SET
STATE UNCIRCULATED COIN SET
20 Coin Centenary of Federation Collection
includes all nine of the twenty cent coins featuring the designs of school children and all nine of the fifty cents coins bearing the coat of arms of each state and territory. The set was completed with the One Dollar Centenary of Federation and the Fifty Cent Centenary of Federation bearing the coat of arms of the Commonwealth of Australia. A metallic-like fabric presentation case large enough to house all twenty coins was issued along with the
coin set, whilst the
coins were presented in an album on sealed information sheets. Text features on both styles of packaging included
Centenary of Federations
States and Territories 20 Coin collection.
(Royal Australian Mint, 2001)
MintageAU50AU55AU58MS64MS65MS66MS67MS68MS692001 2,022,1003.505.908.7021263141200270MintagePR65DCAMPR66DCAMPR67DCAMPR68DCAMPR69DCAMPR70DCAM2001 Proof13,7743239475668270Values are in AUD and are retail price estimations based on past sales of coins certified by PCGS or NGC and as such values only related to such graded coins. Uncertified coins or coins graded by other services would likely be worth significantly less. For wholesale pricing please refer to the Red Sheet. While all attempts to ensure accurate pricing, data entry errors can occur and as such no warranty is expressed or implied as to the accuracy of any information published on this website. It is important to verify all published sales to ensure the accuracy of the pricing when making any purchase decision. Any personal information provided to us is protected by the Privacy Act 1988.