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20 Pence - Elizabeth II 2nd portrait

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

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Features

Country United Kingdom
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1982-1984
Value 20 Pence
0.20 GBP = 0.26 USD
Metal Copper-nickel
Weight 5 g
Diameter 21 mm
Thickness 1.7 mm
Shape Equilateral curve heptagon
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 931, Sp# G1
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Coins of England & the United Kingdom
by Philip Skingley
(Spink)

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
D·G·REG·F·D·

Translation: Elizabeth the Second by the Grace of God Queen Defender of the Faith (Elizabeth II Dei Gratia Regina Fidei Defensatrix)

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

Comments

(former Spink ref. 4230)

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1982  106,800 Proof
1983  158,463,000 0.26 0.39 0.39 0.45 2.61
1983  107,800 Proof
1984  65,350,965 1.12 0.27 0.39
1984  106,520 Proof

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