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20 Cent - Elizabeth II 2nd portrait, Silver Proof

20 Cent - Elizabeth II (2nd portrait, Silver Proof) -  obverse 20 Cent - Elizabeth II (2nd portrait, Silver Proof) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2006
Value 20 Cents
0.20 AUD = 0.14 USD
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 13.36 g
Diameter 28.52 mm
Thickness 2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 66a
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

Fine Silver Proof Set - 40 Yrs Decimal Currency

Obverse

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

Lettering:
Elizabeth II
Australia
2006

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 denomination superimposed

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

Milled

20 Cent - Elizabeth II (2nd portrait, Silver Proof)

© Mike Bentley

Comments

This Fine Silver (.999) Proof 20 cent coin was released as part of the annual Fine Silver Proof Year Set in 2006. This set celebrated 40 years since decimalisation and included all eight Australian Decimal coins issued since then. The set also featured the original 1966 Arnold Machin obverse on each coin.

The Royal Australian Mint began releasing Fine Silver Year Sets in 2003 and have continued to do so since then. The Platypus standard reverse 20 cent coin has been included in the Fine Silver Proof Year set every year except for 2003, 2005, 2007, & 2008 when other Commemorative 20 cent coin designs were included in its place.

The Fine Silver Proof Set for 2006 also included a, 1 cent, 2 cent, 5 cent, 10 cent, Round 50 cent, $1 and $2 coin as well as this 20 cent coin. The set was issued in a jarrah wood presentation case.



The standard Copper-nickel version of the 20 cent coin which this Silver coin is based on was introduced into circulation in Australia in 1966 to replace the old £sd Florin.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2006  5,829 Proof in 8 Coin Silver Year Set

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