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20 Tene - Elizabeth II 3rd portrait

Features

Country Cook Islands
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1987-1994
Value 20 Tene (Cents)
0.2 NZD = 0.13 USD
Currency Dollar (1972-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 11.31 g
Diameter 28.52 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 35
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Obverse

Crowned effigy of Queen Elizabeth II facing right, date below

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS
1988

Engraver: 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

Fairy Tern in flight to right, denomination below

Lettering:
20
GB

Engraver: George James Berry

Reginald George James Berry OBE was a New Zealand artist, noted for creating a large number of postage stamp and coin designs. He was born in London in 1906, and emigrated to New Zealand in 1925.

Edge

Reeded

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1987  1.58 1.02 52%
1987  1.4% Proof
1988  3%
1988  1.4% Proof
1992  2.06 2.92 48%
1992  4% Proof
1994  20,000 2.0%
1994  200 0.6% Proof

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