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20 Cents - Elizabeth II 2nd portrait

20 Cents - Elizabeth II (2nd portrait) -  obverse 20 Cents - Elizabeth II (2nd portrait) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Type Common coin
Years 1966-1984
Value 20 Cents
0.20 AUD = 0.15 USD
Metal Copper-nickel
Weight 11.30 g
Diameter 28.65 mm
Thickness 2.50 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 66, Schön# 53
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

2nd portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 1966

Engraver: Arnold Machin

Arnold Machin O.B.E., R.A. was a British artist, sculptor, coin and stamp designer.

Reverse

Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) and the numeral "20"

Lettering:
20
SD

Engraver: Stuart Devlin

Stuart Leslie Devlin, AO, CMG is a significant contemporary gold and silversmith. Australian-born, he has designed coins for countries around the world, and became especially well known as London-based designer of gold and silver collector's items in the 1970s and 80s.

Edge

Reeded

Comments

The two different mint on the 1966 coin, thanks to
http://www.australian-threepence.com/blog/2010/03/australian-1966-20c-mint-marks.html


The 1981 coins were struck at two different places:
 20 cents 1981 Canberra Mint (left picture) with 4 full and thick claws of the platypus under the 2 of the 20
 20 cents 1981 Winnipeg Mint (right picture) with 3 full and thin claws and 1 half claw there:

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1966  28,223,000 1.34 0.60 Canberra Mint; Gap between water swirl and platypus head
1966  18,000 Canberra Mint; Proof year set
1966  London Mint; Small or no gap between water swirl and platypus head
1966  London Mint; Small or no gap between water swirl and platypus head; Proof year set
1966  Uncirculated year set
1967  83,848,000 0.29 1.38
1968  40,537,000 0.23
1969  16,501,999
1969  13,000 Proof year set
1969  Uncirculated year set
1970  23,271,000 0.88
1970  15,000 Proof year set
1970  Uncirculated year set
1971  8,947,000
1971  10,000 Proof year set
1971  Uncirculated year set
1972  16,643,000 1.76
1972  10,000 Proof year set
1972  Uncirculated year set
1973  23,356,000
1973  10,000 Proof year set
1973  Uncirculated year set
1974  33,548,000 0.94 0.49
1974  11,000 Proof year set
1974  Uncirculated year set
1975  53,300,000
1975  23,000 Proof year set
1975  Uncirculated year set
1976  59,774,000 1.01
1976  21,000 Proof year set
1976  Uncirculated year set
1977  41,272,000
1977  55,000 Proof year set
1977  Uncirculated year set
1978  37,400,000 0.18
1978  39,000 Proof year set
1978  Uncirculated year set
1979  22,300,000
1979  36,000 Proof year set
1979  Uncirculated year set
1980  84,400,000 0.46
1980  68,000 Proof year set
1980  Uncirculated year set
1981  165,500,000 0.41 0.70
1981  86,000 Proof
1981  6 Struck on a Hong Kong 2 Dollar planchet; ultra rare
1981  Uncirculated year set
1981  Winnipeg Mint; Short left claw
1982  76,600,000 0.29
1982  100,000 Proof year set
1982  Uncirculated year set
1983  55,113,000
1983  80,000 Proof year set
1983  Uncirculated year set
1984  27,820,000
1984  61,000 Proof year set
1984  Uncirculated year set

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