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20 Pence - Elizabeth II 2nd portrait

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

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Features

Country United Kingdom
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1982-1984
Value 20 Pence
0.20 GBP = 0.26 USD
Currency Pound sterling (decimalized, 1971-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 5 g
Diameter 21.4 mm
Thickness 1.7 mm
Shape Equilateral curve heptagon (7-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 931,
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Michael, Thomas & Tracy L. Schmidt; 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Michael, Thomas (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Sp# G1
  • Emma Howard (editor); 2020. Coins of England & the United Kingdom: Pre-Decimal Issues (55th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9781912667536.
  • Geoff Kitchen (editor); 2020. Coins of England & the United Kingdom: Decimal Issues (6th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9781912667215.

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·

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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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1982  740,815,000 0.27 0.24 0.27 0.35 0.47 1.18 1.53 83%
1982  205,000 0.06% BU
1982  106,800 2.82 3% Proof
1983  158,463,000 0.26 0.26 0.27 0.35 0.47 0.47 1.96 45%
1983  637,100 0.02% BU
1983  107,800 3.34 1.5% Proof
1984  65,350,965 0.25 0.27 0.32 0.31 0.35 3.21 17%
1984  158,800 0.03% BU
1984  106,520 2.35 1.3% Proof

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