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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 47,6582.904.806.901619233956280Bradman2001 10,000,00047.2010303644220290330Volunteers2003 7,695,5092.704.606.50151821263149Coming Home2005 32,161,0261.602.703.707.909.8022264449Planet Earth2008 64,734         Astronomy2009 55,4523.405.60819232732160210Burke and Wills2010 40,0002.804.706.701618222948240ATO2010 11,627,0002.203.504.901012147597110United Nations1995 4,835,0003.3069.102427380720820890Air Raid Shelter2012 19,0023.205.207.5018212530150190Northern Territory2001 2,015,8223.706.509.702530384552260Queensland2001 2,353,24046.80102631376080400Tasmania2001 2,015,6343.205.608.402124343850250Western Australia2001 2,017,2293.505.908.6021253037190240New South Wales2001 2,038,6333.305.608.202024283966330Centenary of Canberra2013 6,083,0003.505.908.70212531150200230Mining2013 14,8892.604.306.101416193852260Merchant Navy2012 20,0002.604.3061316182242210Fromelles2010 63,998         Service Nurses2009 30,2472.804.606.60151821110140160Australia Remembers2014 Comforts FundUnknown3.505.507.70172024283441Year of Volunteers2011 6,137,5003.205.808.80202126130170190Type I1966 Sans Gap30,067,2507.101220617689320660770Type I1966 Wavy 2 baselineIncl. in above6907908401,8004,3007,7008,5009,1009,500Type I1966 Gap28,234,6594.207.6011324856280370420Type I1967 83,847,0002.504.306.30264470350460520Type I1968 40,537,0009.101728971102107601,3001,500Type I1969 16,551,1764.207.90123235100460600680Type I1970 23,761,2303.606.509.8026313951260330Type I1971 8,975,5724.207.5011325070120480610Type I1972 16,682,0653.105.508.4022404476750880Type I1973 23,386,9283.4069233340170510640Type I1974 33,573,4754.407.701132384650250330Type I1975 53,330,1212.604.406.3015173150250330Type I1976 59,814,0043.105.407.9020232842340680Type I1977 41,400,0102.203.605.1011132239190250Type I1978 37,502,0062.203.605.2011132328140180Type I1978 MuleUnknown         Type I1979 22,370,0063.205.40820232641210270Type I1980 84,457,0002.704.506.5015182438190250Type I1981 Four claws115,623,0002.704.606.60161830407401,300Type I1981 Scalloped Edge8 known         Type I1981 Three and a half claws50,000,0006.80122065110470600690740Type I1982 76,799,9502.604.506.6016172132160210Type I1983 55,268,700*4.207.6011323943220280320Type I1984 27,970,014*47.101029404449370570Type II1985 2,870,0003.606.309.602528313565330Type II1986 180,0002.905.207.801720222641390Type II1987 200,0003.105.508.302224262941210Type II1988 474,9403.806.60102631384578170Type II1989 150,6022.804.706.7016182226150240Type II1990 103,7662.9057.4018212426100380Type II1991 147,9002.804.8071720222491450Type II1992 118,5282.203.605.101113222765330Type II1993 109,1602.804.706.8016192234150250Type II1994 14,431,9002.4045.70131517258298Type II1995 132,2694.106.80102530364367240Type II1996 20,641,0202.904.9071720232757290Type II1997 16,761,1602.604.2061416192838190Type II1998 28,868,4942.403.905.6012141737190240Type III1999 64,286,7852.103.304.701012142571360Type III2000 35,717,5122.604.306.101416192830210Type III2001 82,090,3162.604.306.201417202446230Type III2001 Bi-MetalIncl. in above         Type III2002 27,328,5532.804.606.70161822243052Type III2004 Large Head71,711,7942.704.406.40151720263160Type III2004 Small HeadIncl. in above35.207.70193842210270310Type III2005 58,600,0003.205.608.40212631150200230Type III2006 102,584,2542.604.406.30141720223351Type III2007 26,728,18123.204.60101125273067Type III2008 132,950,1812.604.406.30151720222455Type III2009 49,625,1172.303.805.40121416213554Type III2010 59,965,7033.205.407.801922273375380Type III2011 15,191,0512.704.606.6016182229140190Type III2012 34,376,6382.4045.8013163538190250Type III2013 16,518,0002.203.605.1011131672360470Type III2013 Hyper Metallic43,4526.70111646577087100460Type III2014 Unknown35.307.902021283947240Type III2015 Unknown2.804.506.4014172024296350 Yrs Decimal Currency2016 Unknown1.2023.101013172431160Australian Capital Territory2001 2,035,8593.405.808.5021253053230560Norfolk Island2001 2,022,1003.405.708.3020242938190250Victoria2001 2,033,1423.405.908.7022264655280360South Australia2001 2,337,0423.305.5082023284858290Australian Wool2011 30,0023.205.307.701922263960250Lifesaver2007 68,141357.301720242935170War Historians2011 26,0024.607.40102631384656280Army Chaplains2013 15,0022.904.806.901619232528140Royal Wedding2011 10,172,088         Centenary of Banknotes Five Pound2013 10,95235.107.3017212537190240Centenary of Banknotes Ten Shilling2013 10,9523.105.207.50182125303890Wheat2012 20,0003.605.808.201923273239190International Womens Day2011 6,780,5002.504.206.10141786110120130Sentry2012 19,0023.205.307.601821253039200Parliament House2013 15,1692.804.706.801619202635170  MintagePR65DCAMPR66DCAMPR67DCAMPR68DCAMPR69DCAMPR70DCAMElizabeth II2000 Silver Proof10,412404244464877George V2000 Silver Proof10,412353738394178Edward VII2000 Silver Proof10,4123030313233821942 Threepence1999 Silver Proof15,000293134374099Royal Visit Florin1998 Silver Proof15,00032333438477912Values 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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