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20 Cents - Elizabeth II 3rd Portrait - Her Majesty The Queen 90th Birthday

20 Cents - Elizabeth II (3rd Portrait - Her Majesty The Queen 90th Birthday) -  obverse20 Cents - Elizabeth II (3rd Portrait - Her Majesty The Queen 90th Birthday) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2016
Value 20 Cents
0.20 AUD = 0.14 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Copper-nickel (Frosted)
Weight 11.31 g
Diameter 25.00 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 82
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

Her Majesty The Queen 90th Birthday

Obverse

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

Lettering: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2016

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

Platypus

Lettering:
20
SD

Engraver: 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

Milled

20 Cents - Elizabeth II (3rd Portrait - Her Majesty The Queen 90th Birthday) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Comments

On 21 April 2016, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 90th birthday. In celebration of this monumental occasion, the Royal Australian Mint is issuing a special three coin set featuring the three different effigies of Her Majesty by Arnold Machin, Raphael Maklouf and Ian Rank-Broadley that have graced our decimal circulating coins since 1966. This set will be offered as a made to order product, meaning the customers decide the mintage!


This coin was also issued in a 3 coin PNC by Australia Post


It was also issued in a separate PNC by Australia Post

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2016  9,108 Frosted UNC
2016  1,926 Frosted UNC - 3 Coin PNC
2016  9,000 Frosted UNC - PNC

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