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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 47,6582426262829294680300Bradman2001 10,000,0002627293131462109203,500Volunteers2003 7,695,509222324252626264372Coming Home2005 32,161,0262122232424242544210Planet Earth2008 64,7342122232425251508103,900Astronomy2009 55,45229313235363637190880Burke and Wills2010 40,0002526272930303949220ATO2010 11,627,000         United Nations1995 4,835,00018181826313607401,3002,300Air Raid Shelter2012 19,00228303235353636180870Northern Territory2001 2,015,8222932333637404358240Queensland2001 2,353,2403235374142424783300Tasmania2001 2,015,63424252628333863260970Western Australia2001 2,017,22931333539394070270990New South Wales2001 2,038,6332931333636374285310Centenary of Canberra2013 6,083,000         Mining2013 14,8892223242626263342200Merchant Navy2012 20,0002425262828282942200Fromelles2010 63,998         Service Nurses2009 30,2472527283030311708403,800Australia Remembers2014 Comforts FundUnknown343739444445464748Year of Volunteers2011 6,137,5002526272930301608403,800Type I1966 Sans Gap30,067,250647482981001003407201,300Type I1966 Wavy 2 baselineIncl. in above8501,3001,7003,2004,3004,8005,3005,8006,400Type I1966 Gap28,234,65930333438751202105401,200Type I1967 83,847,00046525769752901,0003,1009,100Type I1968 40,537,00059687489912107701,1001,600Type I1969 16,551,1763133353947943301,0003,000Type I1970 23,761,23024252628284044210910Type I1971 8,975,5722425262879981203801,100Type I1972 16,682,06517171718325091420920Type I1973 23,386,928212222374164993401,000Type I1974 33,573,47525272837395152230940Type I1975 53,330,1211516163137442109103,500Type I1976 59,814,00420202122222644170480Type I1977 41,400,01032353640414270270990Type I1978 37,502,00618191920203063260970Type I1978 MuleUnknown         Type I1979 22,370,00623242527272836180870Type I1980 84,457,00014141421242834180860Type I1981 Four claws115,623,000141414222531388201,200Type I1981 Scalloped Edge8 known5,2009,60013,00027,00030,00033,00037,00040,00045,000Type I1981 Three and a half claws50,000,00044505361991402005301,200Type I1982 76,799,95019202021212636180870Type I1983 55,268,700*465256652609803,2009,90027,000Type I1984 27,970,014*3538404546556595330Type II1985 2,870,0001616162029314270270Type II1986 180,0001919202021305187290Type II1987 200,0002426272929304156240Type II1988 474,9402526272930303336180Type II1989 150,60226272831313141100450Type II1990 103,76615151521232530120300Type II1991 147,9002224242626264792320Type II1992 118,5282122232424253960250Type II1993 109,16023242526264164260980Type II1994 14,431,900212222242424243272Type II1995 132,2691818182830364148240Type II1996 20,641,0202527283031313153110Type II1997 16,761,1602223242525263754230Type II1998 28,868,49419202021212156240950Type III1999 64,286,7851818191919193156240Type III2000 35,717,5121414142225281608303,800Type III2001 82,090,3161414142022232547220Type III2001 Bi-MetalIncl. in above         Type III2002 27,328,553141414212325273340Type III2004 Large Head71,711,794232425262727303555Type III2004 Small HeadIncl. in above2931333644452109103,500Type III2005 58,600,00022242426321708503,70015,000Type III2006 102,584,254202121222223253756Type III2007 26,728,1812627283131313232100Type III2008 132,950,181141414202223253287Type III2009 49,625,117141414181819223144Type III2010 59,965,7032426262829294878290Type III2011 15,191,05121222324242935180870Type III2012 34,376,63820212122234348220920Type III2013 16,518,000202122232342772901,000Type III2013 Hyper Metallic43,45255636981848688100360Type III2014 Unknown2324252628313846210Type III2015 Unknown25262729303030466950 Yrs Decimal Currency2016 Unknown2122232424252538190Australian Capital Territory2001 2,035,85929313336363745190510Norfolk Island2001 2,022,10028303134353545210910Victoria2001 2,033,14227293033334362250970South Australia2001 2,337,0422830323435353654230Australian Wool2011 30,00227293032333342200900Lifesaver2007 68,1412831323536363737190War Historians2011 26,0024146495658596062250Army Chaplains2013 15,002232425262627314444Royal Wedding2011 10,172,088272930414652596675Centenary of Banknotes Five Pound2013 10,95225272830313142200900Centenary of Banknotes Ten Shilling2013 10,952262829313132384951Wheat2012 20,0003538404546474849220International Womens Day2011 6,780,50021222223241408004,00018,000Sentry2012 19,0022831323535363641200Parliament House2013 15,1692223242626283143200  MintagePR65DCAMPR66DCAMPR67DCAMPR68DCAMPR69DCAMPR70DCAMElizabeth II2000 Silver Proof10,412545555565784George V2000 Silver Proof10,412484849495087Edward VII2000 Silver Proof10,4124142424243891942 Threepence1999 Silver Proof15,000464748494988Royal Visit Florin1998 Silver Proof15,000424257809010012Values are in AUD and are retail price estimations based on past sales of coins certified by PCGS or NGC and as such values only related to such graded coins. 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