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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 47,6583.105.207.601821264463320Bradman2001 10,000,0004.307.9012344150250330370Volunteers2003 7,695,509357.20172024293556Coming Home2005 32,161,0261.802.904.1091125305055Planet Earth2008 64,734         Astronomy2009 55,4523.706.108.8021263137180240Burke and Wills2010 40,0003.105.107.401821253355280ATO2010 11,627,0002.303.805.4012141685110120United Nations1995 4,835,0003.606.601028304308209401,000Air Raid Shelter2012 19,0023.505.708.3020232834170220Northern Territory2001 2,015,8224.107.10102934435260300Queensland2001 2,353,2404.307.40112935426891460Tasmania2001 2,015,6343.506.209.402427384357290Western Australia2001 2,017,2293.806.409.5024293442210280New South Wales2001 2,038,6333.606.1092227324475380Centenary of Canberra2013 6,083,0003.806.509.50242935170230260Mining2013 14,8892.804.706.701618224359300Merchant Navy2012 20,0002.804.606.601518212548240Fromelles2010 63,998         Service Nurses2009 30,247357.30172024120160180Australia Remembers2014 Comforts FundUnknown3.8068.50192327323947Year of Volunteers2011 6,137,5003.506.409.80222429150190220Type I1966 Sans Gap30,067,2507.7014226986100370750870Type I1966 Wavy 2 baselineIncl. in above7808909602,0004,9008,7009,70010,00010,000Type I1966 Gap28,234,6594.608.4013375464320420480Type I1967 83,847,0002.704.707305079400520590Type I1968 40,537,0001019311101302408701,5001,700Type I1969 16,551,1764.608.70133740110520680770Type I1970 23,761,23047.101029364458290380Type I1971 8,975,5724.508.3012365780140540700Type I1972 16,682,0653.406.109.30254650868501,000Type I1973 23,386,9283.706.6010273746200580730Type I1974 33,573,4754.808.401236445257290370Type I1975 53,330,1212.804.80717203557290370Type I1976 59,814,0043.405.908.8022263247380770Type I1977 41,400,0102.4045.7013152544220290Type I1978 37,502,0062.4045.7013152632160210Type I1978 MuleUnknown         Type I1979 22,370,0063.405.908.8022272946230300Type I1980 84,457,0002.904.907.2017212743220280Type I1981 Four claws115,623,0002.9057.30182134458401,400Type I1981 Scalloped Edge8 known         Type I1981 Three and a half claws50,000,0007.50142274120530690780840Type I1982 76,799,9502.804.907.3018202436180240Type I1983 55,268,700*4.608.4012374449250320360Type I1984 27,970,014*4.307.801233465055420650Type II1985 2,870,0003.907102932353974370Type II1986 180,0003.205.708.702023252947450Type II1987 200,0003.406.109.202527303347240Type II1988 474,9404.207.30112935435188190Type II1989 150,60235.107.4018212530170280Type II1990 103,7663.205.508.1020242730110440Type II1991 147,9003.105.207.7019222527100520Type II1992 118,5282.403.905.601315253174370Type II1993 109,16035.207.6018222539170280Type II1994 14,431,9002.604.406.201417202893110Type II1995 132,2694.507.50112833404976270Type II1996 20,641,0203.205.307.801922273165330Type II1997 16,761,1602.804.606.701518223143220Type II1998 28,868,4942.604.306.2014161942210280Type III1999 64,286,7852.203.705.201113152881410Type III2000 35,717,5122.804.706.701618223134240Type III2001 82,090,3162.804.706.801619222752260Type III2001 Bi-MetalIncl. in above         Type III2002 27,328,55335.107.40172125273459Type III2004 Large Head71,711,7942.904.807161923293568Type III2004 Small HeadIncl. in above3.205.708.60224347240310350Type III2005 58,600,0003.506.209.30242935180230260Type III2006 102,584,2542.904.806.90161923253858Type III2007 26,728,1812.203.505111328313476Type III2008 132,950,1812.804.807172022252763Type III2009 49,625,1172.504.206131619244062Type III2010 59,965,7033.505.908.602125303885430Type III2011 15,191,0512.9057.3018212533160210Type III2012 34,376,6382.604.406.4015183943220280Type III2013 16,518,0002.4045.7013151881410530Type III2013 Hyper Metallic43,4527.40121852647998120530Type III2014 Unknown3.305.808.702224324453270Type III2015 Unknown357.1016192327337250 Yrs Decimal Currency2016 Unknown1.302.203.501215202736180Australian Capital Territory2001 2,035,8593.706.309.3023283460260640Norfolk Island2001 2,022,1003.706.209.2023273344220290Victoria2001 2,033,1423.706.509.7025305263320410South Australia2001 2,337,0423.6068.902226325566330Australian Wool2011 30,0023.405.808.502125304568280Lifesaver2007 68,1413.305.5081923283340200War Historians2011 26,00258.20112935425263320Army Chaplains2013 15,0023.105.207.601821262832160Royal Wedding2011 10,172,088         Centenary of Banknotes Five Pound2013 10,9523.305.508.1020232842210280Centenary of Banknotes Ten Shilling2013 10,9523.405.608.202024293443100Wheat2012 20,0003.906.3092125303644220International Womens Day2011 6,780,5002.704.606.70161998120140150Sentry2012 19,0023.505.808.302024283445230Parliament House2013 15,16935.107.501822232940200  MintagePR65DCAMPR66DCAMPR67DCAMPR68DCAMPR69DCAMPR70DCAMElizabeth II2000 Silver Proof10,412444648515487George V2000 Silver Proof10,412384042444688Edward VII2000 Silver Proof10,4123233353638931942 Threepence1999 Silver Proof15,0003134384145110Royal Visit Florin1998 Silver Proof15,00036383943549012Values 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