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Twenty Cent

1966 - 2016

The Australian twenty cent piece was first put into circulation with the introduction of decimal currency in 1966 and continues to be used in circulation today. During these years three standard types have been issued, the first (1966 - 1984) featured the Arnold Machin portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II, the second (1985 - 1998) featured the Raphael Maklouf portrait, and the third (1999 - Present) features the Ian Rank-Broadley portrait. A number of additional non-circulating types outside of these years have also been produced, particularly as part of the Masterpieces in Silver collection. Despite the changes to the obverse, the reverse of these three types has remained the same Platypus design by Stuart Devlin.

In addition to the three main types the Royal Australian Mint has produced a large variety of commemorative twenty cent pieces. These pieces typically feature the same obverse portraits as the standard types (although not always) with an alternative reverse design issued to mark significant events, people, or organisations.

Currency in equivalent units of base 10The heads side of the coinThe tails side of the coinA coin struck differing from the standard design to commemorate an event
Type I1966 - 2006Type II1985 - 98Type III1998 - 2016United Nations1995 - 98Pre-Decimal Restrikes1998 - 2000Bradman2001Federation2001Volunteers2003Coming Home2005Life Saver2007Planet Earth2008Australia Remembers2009 - 14Astronomy2009ATO2010Burke and Wills2010International Womens Day2011Wool2011Ashes2011Royal Wedding2011Year of Volunteers2011Wheat2012Gold Miniature2012Shores Under Siege2012Mining2013Parliament House2013Centenary of Canberra2013Centenary of Banknotes2013Decimal Currency2016
  MintageAU50AU55AU58MS64MS65MS66MS67MS68MS69Ashes2011 47,65835.107.401821254361310Bradman2001 10,000,0004.207.7011333948240320360Volunteers2003 7,695,5092.904.907161923283454Coming Home2005 32,161,0261.802.8048.701024294853Planet Earth2008 64,734         Astronomy2009 55,4523.6068.6021253036180230Burke and Wills2010 40,000357.201720243253270ATO2010 11,627,0002.303.705.3011131682100120United Nations1995 4,835,0003.506.409.802729410790900980Air Raid Shelter2012 19,0023.405.608.1019232733160210Northern Territory2001 2,015,82247102833415058290Queensland2001 2,353,2404.207.20102834416688440Tasmania2001 2,015,6343.4069.102426374255280Western Australia2001 2,017,2293.706.309.2023283341200270New South Wales2001 2,038,6333.5068.802226314372370Centenary of Canberra2013 6,083,0003.706.309.30232834170220250Mining2013 14,8892.704.606.501518214257290Merchant Navy2012 20,0002.804.506.401517202446230Fromelles2010 63,998         Service Nurses2009 30,2472.904.907.10172023120150170Australia Remembers2014 Comforts FundUnknown3.805.908.20192226313745Year of Volunteers2011 6,137,5003.406.209.50222428140180210Type I1966 Sans Gap30,067,2507.501321678398350720840Type I1966 Wavy 2 baselineIncl. in above7608609301,9004,7008,4009,40010,00010,000Type I1966 Gap28,234,6594.508.2012365362310410460Type I1967 83,847,0002.604.606.80294977390500570Type I1968 40,537,0009.7018301001202308401,4001,600Type I1969 16,551,1764.508.40133539110510660740Type I1970 23,761,2303.906.901028344356280370Type I1971 8,975,5724.40812355577130520670Type I1972 16,682,0653.305.90924444983820970Type I1973 23,386,9283.606.409.80263644190560710Type I1974 33,573,4754.708.201235425055280360Type I1975 53,330,1212.804.706.8016193455280360Type I1976 59,814,0043.305.808.5021263146370740Type I1977 41,400,0102.303.905.5012152443210280Type I1978 37,502,0062.303.905.6013152631150200Type I1978 MuleUnknown         Type I1979 22,370,0063.405.808.6021262845230290Type I1980 84,457,0002.804.80717202642210270Type I1981 Four claws115,623,0002.904.907.10172033438101,400Type I1981 Scalloped Edge8 known         Type I1981 Three and a half claws50,000,0007.30132271120510660750820Type I1982 76,799,9502.804.807.1017192335170230Type I1983 55,268,700*4.508.1012354347240310350Type I1984 27,970,014*4.207.601132444953400620Type II1985 2,870,0003.806.80102830343871360Type II1986 180,0003.105.608.401922242845430Type II1987 200,0003.305.9092426293245230Type II1988 474,94047.10102834415085180Type II1989 150,602357.2017202429160270Type II1990 103,7663.105.407.9019232629110420Type II1991 147,90035.107.5018222426100500Type II1992 118,5282.303.805.501214243072360Type II1993 109,1602.9057.4018212438160270Type II1994 14,431,9002.604.306.101416192790100Type II1995 132,2694.407.30102732394774260Type II1996 20,641,0203.105.207.601821263063320Type II1997 16,761,1602.704.506.501518213042210Type II1998 28,868,4942.504.20614161941210270Type III1999 64,286,7852.203.6051113152778400Type III2000 35,717,5122.804.606.601518213033240Type III2001 82,090,3162.804.606.701518222650250Type III2001 Bi-MetalIncl. in above         Type III2002 27,328,553357.20172024263357Type III2004 Large Head71,711,7942.804.706.80161922283465Type III2004 Small HeadIncl. in above3.205.608.30214246230300340Type III2005 58,600,0003.4069232834170220250Type III2006 102,584,2542.804.706.80161922243756Type III2007 26,728,1812.103.404.90111227303374Type III2008 132,950,1812.804.706.80161922242661Type III2009 49,625,1172.504.105.80131518233960Type III2010 59,965,7033.405.708.402024293683420Type III2011 15,191,0512.904.907.1017202432160210Type III2012 34,376,6382.604.306.2014173842210270Type III2013 16,518,0002.303.905.5012151879400520Type III2013 Hyper Metallic43,4527.20121851627695110510Type III2014 Unknown3.205.708.502223314352260Type III2015 Unknown34.806.9016192226326950 Yrs Decimal Currency2016 Unknown1.302.203.401115192634170Australian Capital Territory2001 2,035,8593.606.209.1023273358250620Norfolk Island2001 2,022,1003.606.108.9022273242210280Victoria2001 2,033,1423.606.309.4024295060300400South Australia2001 2,337,0423.505.908.602125315364320Australian Wool2011 30,0023.405.708.302024294365280Lifesaver2007 68,1413.205.407.801922273238190War Historians2011 26,0024.908112834415061310Army Chaplains2013 15,00235.107.401721252731150Royal Wedding2011 10,172,088         Centenary of Banknotes Five Pound2013 10,9523.205.407.9019232741210270Centenary of Banknotes Ten Shilling2013 10,9523.305.508192328334298Wheat2012 20,0003.806.208.802125293542210International Womens Day2011 6,780,5002.704.506.60151894120130150Sentry2012 19,0023.405.608.101923273343220Parliament House2013 15,1692.9057.301821222838190  MintagePR65DCAMPR66DCAMPR67DCAMPR68DCAMPR69DCAMPR70DCAMElizabeth II2000 Silver Proof10,412444648505284George V2000 Silver Proof10,412394042434585Edward VII2000 Silver Proof10,4123233343536901942 Threepence1999 Silver Proof15,0003234374044100Royal Visit Florin1998 Silver Proof15,00036373842528712Values 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