20 Cents - Elizabeth II 3rd Portrait

20 Cents - Elizabeth II (3rd Portrait) -  obverse20 Cents - Elizabeth II (3rd Portrait) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Issuer Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1985-2019
Value 20 Cents
0.20 AUD = USD 0.15
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 11.31 g
Diameter 28.52 mm
Thickness 2 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 1703
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 82,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 69
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

3rd portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the King George IV State Diadem

Script: Latin

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 1985
RDM

Designer: Raphael David Maklouf

Raphael David Maklouf is a sculptor, best known for designing the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II used on the coins of many Commonwealth nations. Maklouf was born in Jerusalem emigrating with his family to the United Kingdom after the Second World War. He attended the Camberwell School of Art until 1958, afterward becoming an academic lecturer for ten years. He was made an Associate of the Royal Society of British Sculptors in 1979. Raphael Maklouf was born to a Jewish family. His father is Samuel Maklouf, born in Safed, Raphael Makouf's mother is Leonie Maklouf.

Reverse

Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) and the numeral "20"

Script: Latin

Lettering:
20
SD

Designer: 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

20 Cents - Elizabeth II (3rd Portrait) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

Royal Australian Mint, Canberra, Australia (1965-date)

Comments

This Copper-nickel 20 cent coin was first released into circulation by the RAM in 1985. This coin has the standard Stuart Devlin Platypus reverse used since 1966 but was updated with the Ralph David Makleouf obverse. The new obverse replaced the previous Arnold Machin obverse. The RDM Obverse was used until 1998 when it was also replaced with the Ian Rank-Broadley obverse.

No circulation coins were issued in 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992 & 1995. These years are only available by breaking up a Year Set. RAM records show that (174,000) 1988 & (1,490,000) 1993 coins were issued into circulation but it is thought to be a mistake. Those 2 years can only be found in UNC & Proof Sets.

In 2019 a special release was issued to commemorate "Effigies Over Time" The RDM effigy was chosen to be used on the 20 cent coin in the Set which were all dated 2019.

See also

Manage my collection

Please sign in or create an account to manage your collection.

Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1985  2 700 000 $ 13 4% Circulation
1985  74 089 $ 9.93 1.1% Proof Year Set
1985  170 000 1.0% UNC Year Set
1986  67 000 $ 2.58 1.6% Proof Year Set
1986  180 000 $ 2.93 4% UNC Year Set
1987  69 684 $ 3.95 1.1% Proof Year Set
1987  200 000 $ 3.06 3% UNC Year Set
1988  174 000 1.4% Circulation (None Found)
1988  3 000 0.05% Proof International Coin Fair Set
1988  101 518 $ 5.84 1.6% Proof Year Set
1988  10 000 0.05% UNC International Coin Fair Set
1988  240 000 $ 18 3% UNC Year Set
1989  5 000 0.15% Proof International Coin Fair Set
1989  67 618 1.2% Proof Year Set
1989  150 602 $ 2.34 3% UNC Year Set
1990  1 985 0.05% Proof International Coin Fair Set
1990  51 015 $ 11 0.6% Proof Year Set
1990  103 766 2% UNC Year Set
1991  1 000 0.05% Proof Singapore Coin Fair Set
1991  41 490 $ 14 0.8% Proof Year Set
1991  200 0.05% UNC Singapore Coin Fair Set
1991  147 700 $ 3.87 2% UNC Year Set
1992  56 367 1.0% Proof Year Set
1992  118 528 1.8% UNC Year Set
1993  1 490 000 0.5% Circulation (None Found)
1993  40 255 0.6% Proof Year Set
1993  27 000 0.05% UNC Gumnut Baby Set
1993  86 068 1.3% UNC Year Set
1994  14 300 000 $ 0.48 $ 0.48 $ 0.24 25% Circulation
1994  39 004 1.0% Proof Year Set
1994  39 958 0.10% UNC Gumnut Baby Set
1994  91 492 0.6% UNC Year Set
1995  6 704 0.05% Proof Gumnut Baby Set
1995  48 537 $ 11 0.9% Proof Year Set
1995  36 190 0.10% UNC Gumnut Baby Set
1995  96 079 $ 12 1.8% UNC Year Set
1996  20 595 500 $ 0.35 $ 0.81 31% Circulation
1996  3 985 0.10% Proof Gumnut Baby Set
1996  33 350 0.5% Proof Year Set
1996  25 727 0.05% UNC Gumnut Baby Set
1996  108 773 0.4% UNC Year Set
1997  16 725 000 $ 0.24 $ 0.99 27% Circulation
1997  3 617 0.05% Proof Gumnut Baby Set
1997  32 543 0.7% Proof Year Set
1997  27 421 0.05% UNC Gumnut Baby Set
1997  71 022 0.5% UNC Year Set
1998  28 831 000 $ 0.27 $ 0.52 $ 0.59 40% Circulation
1998  5 269 0.3% Proof Koala Baby Set
1998  32 255 0.8% Proof Year Set
1998  31 810 0.05% UNC Koala Baby Set
1998  74 108 0.7% UNC Year Set
2019  14 736 $ 3.81 1.8% UNC "Effigies Over Time" Set

Values in the table above are expressed in USD. They are based on evaluations by Numista users and sales realized on Internet platforms. They serve as an indication only; they are not intended to be relied upon for buying, selling or exchanging. Numista does not buy or sell coins or banknotes.

Frequencies show the percentage of Numista users who own each year or variety among all the users who own this coin. Since some users own several versions, the sum may be greater than 100%.

Get this coin

Members from this site want to exchange it: rmj, coinsmor, bobkoelle, robertmx, Ruffigny, RandyG, anty, canadianjoe, denni_au, baffolo75, o12s, thor, leprédateur, brismike, LUCAS1378, Bahia44, miki_dan, mesaleja, greg0304, akadotour, Arty77, Maaf3, boule02de, Garwudziel, itsjustcoins, cram, Raph746, RAM1500, vijvijay1, alp, JAY

Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×402)
Country: France
Languages : French English
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×407)
Country: Italy
Languages : English Italian
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×109)
Country: United States
Languages : English
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×255)
Country: Australia
Languages : English
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×27)
Country: France
Languages : French English Spanish Italian
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×2)
Country: United States
Languages : English
Feedback: none
Country: Taiwan
Languages : English Chinese Japanese
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×58)
Country: Spain
Languages : English Spanish
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×1)
Country: Australia
Languages : English
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×3)
Country: Italy
Languages : English French Italian
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×5)
Country: United Kingdom
Languages : English
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×64)
Country: Belgium
Languages : French
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×133)
Country: Canada
Languages : French
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×108)
Country: Australia
Languages : English
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×54)
Country: France
Languages : French English Spanish
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×135)
Country: United States
Languages : English
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×6)
Country: Romania
Languages : English Romanian
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×541)
Country: France
Languages : French
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×2)
Country: France
Languages : French
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×312)
Country: Latvia
Languages : English
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×90)
Country: United Arab Emirates
Languages : English Spanish
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×4)
Country: Australia
Languages : English
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×475)
Country: Germany
Languages : English German French
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×22)
Country: Australia
Languages : English Spanish Polish
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×1)
Country: United Kingdom
Languages : English
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×11)
Country: France
Languages : French English
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×5)
Country: France
Languages : French English
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×121)
Country: Canada
Languages : French English
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×199)
Country: United States
Languages : English Tamil
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×24)
Country: United States
Languages : English Russian
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×72)
Country: India
Languages : English Assamese Bengali Hindi

» See the details of the coins available for swap

Numista Rarity index: 8 Search tips
This index is based on the data of Numista members collections. It ranges from 0 to 100, 0 meaning a very common coin or banknote and 100 meaning a rare coin or banknote among Numista members.

» Buy coins from Australia

Contribute to the catalog

Modify or add data on this page
Register a past auction sale