20 Pence - Elizabeth II 2nd portrait

20 Pence - Elizabeth II (2nd portrait) -  obverse20 Pence - Elizabeth II (2nd portrait) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer United Kingdom
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1982-1984
Value 20 Pence
0.20 GBP = USD 0.24
Currency Pound sterling (decimalized, 1971-date)
Composition Copper-nickel (84% Cu, 16% Ni)
Weight 5 g
Diameter 21.4 mm
Thickness 1.7 mm
Shape Equilateral curve heptagon (7-sided)
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 865
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 931,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.
Sp# G1
Emma Howard (editor); 2021. Standard Catalogue of British Coins : Coins of England & the United Kingdom Pre-Decimal Issues (56th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Second crowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II right, wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland tiara, legend around.

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
D·G·REG·F·D·

Unabridged legend: Elizabeth II Dei Gratia Regina Fidei Defensatrix

Translation: Elizabeth the Second by the Grace of God Queen Defender of the Faith

Engraver: Arnold Machin

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

Reverse

Crowned Tudor rose dividing date and legend, denomination below.

Lettering:
TWENTY PENCE
19 82
W G
20

Engraver: William Maving Gardner

William Maving Gardner (25 May 1914 in Newcastle – 28 December 2000) was an English coin designer, engraver, calligrapher and writer who worked regularly for the Royal Mint over a 30-year period. He is notable for designing coins such as the British 20 Pence Coin and some of the coins of Cyprus, New Zealand, Jordan, Guyana, Dominican Republic, Sri Lanka and the Falkland Islands.

Edge

Plain

Mint

Royal Mint, Llantrisant, United Kingdom (1968-date)

Comments

(former Spink ref. 4230)

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1982  740 815 000 $ 0.23 $ 0.23 $ 0.23 $ 0.31 $ 0.42 $ 0.95 $ 1.23 83%
1982  205 000 0.3% BU
1982  106 800 $ 2.34 3% Proof
1983  158 463 000 $ 0.23 $ 0.24 $ 0.25 $ 0.28 $ 0.42 $ 0.57 $ 1.81 45%
1983  637 100 $ 1.35 0.5% BU
1983  107 800 $ 2.85 1.6% Proof
1984  65 350 965 $ 0.23 $ 0.25 $ 0.28 $ 0.30 $ 0.31 $ 0.63 $ 2.85 17%
1984  158 820 $ 2.28 0.3% BU
1984  106 520 $ 2.20 1.4% Proof

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