This twenty cent piece was released by the Royal Australian
The coin was included in two sets issued throughout the year - the South Australian three coin set, and the twenty coin Centenary of Federation collection. Each set was issued in both proof and uncirculated varieties.
Unlike the other Australian Colonies, no convicts were ever transported to South Australia.(Museum of Australian Democracy, 2017) This appealed to settlers and lead to many wealthy free settlers arriving and purchasing large plots of land. Initially the colony was managed by a British appointed governor but in 1857 the state was given responsible government. In 1894 South Australia became among the first women in the world to be given the right to vote. In 1889 the premier of New South Wales, Henry Parkes, proposed the creation of a united Australian government. In 1898 South Australia (along with New South Wales, Tasmania, and Victoria) voted on whether or not to accept the newly drafted Australian Constitution. South Australia voted in favour of the constitution and on the 1st of January 1901 the new Australia federation was established.