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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 47,6581819192121213458210Bradman2001 10,000,0001920212223341506702,500Volunteers2003 7,695,509161717181919193252Coming Home2005 32,161,0261516171718181832150Planet Earth2008 64,7341616171818181105902,800Astronomy2009 55,45221222326262727130640Burke and Wills2010 40,0001819202122222836160ATO2010 11,627,000         United Nations1995 4,835,00013131319222605401,0001,600Air Raid Shelter2012 19,00220222325252626130630Northern Territory2001 2,015,8222123242627293142180Queensland2001 2,353,2402325273030313460220Tasmania2001 2,015,63417181920242846190710Western Australia2001 2,017,22922242528282951200720New South Wales2001 2,038,6332123242626273062220Centenary of Canberra2013 6,083,000         Mining2013 14,8891617181919192431150Merchant Navy2012 20,0001718192020212131150Fromelles2010 63,998         Service Nurses2009 30,2471819202222221206102,700Australia Remembers2014 Comforts FundUnknown242728323233333435Year of Volunteers2011 6,137,5001819202122221206102,700Type I1966 Sans Gap30,067,2504654597174762505301,000Type I1966 Wavy 2 baselineIncl. in above6109701,2002,3003,1003,4003,8004,2004,700Type I1966 Gap28,234,659222425285593150390910Type I1967 83,847,00034384150552107302,3006,600Type I1968 40,537,00043495464661505608501,100Type I1969 16,551,1762224252834682407702,200Type I1970 23,761,23017181920212932150660Type I1971 8,975,57217181920577189280810Type I1972 16,682,06512121313233666300670Type I1973 23,386,92815161627304672240770Type I1974 33,573,47518192027293738170680Type I1975 53,330,1211111112327321506602,500Type I1976 59,814,00414151516161932120350Type I1977 41,400,01023252729303051200720Type I1978 37,502,00613141414152245180710Type I1978 MuleUnknown         Type I1979 22,370,00617181820202026130630Type I1980 84,457,00010101016172025130630Type I1981 Four claws115,623,00010101016182228600880Type I1981 Scalloped Edge8 known3,8006,9009,90020,00022,00024,00026,00029,00032,000Type I1981 Three and a half claws50,000,0003236394572100150380900Type I1982 76,799,95014141515161926130630Type I1983 55,268,700*333841471907102,3007,20019,000Type I1984 27,970,014*2528293333404769240Type II1985 2,870,0001112121521223051200Type II1986 180,0001414141515223764210Type II1987 200,0001819202121223041170Type II1988 474,9401819202121222426130Type II1989 150,6021820212222232974320Type II1990 103,7661111111517182287220Type II1991 147,9001617181919193467230Type II1992 118,5281516161718182843180Type II1993 109,16016171819193046190710Type II1994 14,431,900151616171717172353Type II1995 132,2691313132022263035170Type II1996 20,641,020181920222222233885Type II1997 16,761,1601617171818192739170Type II1998 28,868,49414141415151541170690Type III1999 64,286,7851313131414142241170Type III2000 35,717,5121010101618201106002,800Type III2001 82,090,3161010101416171834160Type III2001 Bi-MetalIncl. in above         Type III2002 27,328,553101010151618202429Type III2004 Large Head71,711,794161718191919222540Type III2004 Small HeadIncl. in above2123242632331506602,500Type III2005 58,600,00016171819231206202,70010,000Type III2006 102,584,254141515161616182741Type III2007 26,728,181182020222223232379Type III2008 132,950,181101010141617182363Type III2009 49,625,117101010131314162332Type III2010 59,965,7031718192121213557210Type III2011 15,191,05115161617172126130630Type III2012 34,376,63814151516163135160670Type III2013 16,518,00015151617173156210740Type III2013 Hyper Metallic43,4524046505961626478260Type III2014 Unknown1617181921222733150Type III2015 Unknown18192021212222335050 Yrs Decimal Currency2016 Unknown1516161718181827140Australian Capital Territory2001 2,035,85921232426262733140370Norfolk Island2001 2,022,10020222325252533150660Victoria2001 2,033,14219212224243145180700South Australia2001 2,337,0422022232525262639170Australian Wool2011 30,00219212123242431150650Lifesaver2007 68,1412122232526262627130War Historians2011 26,0023033364142434445180Army Chaplains2013 15,002161718191919233232Royal Wedding2011 10,172,088202122293338434854Centenary of Banknotes Five Pound2013 10,95218202022222331150650Centenary of Banknotes Ten Shilling2013 10,952192021222323283537Wheat2012 20,0002528293333343535160International Womens Day2011 6,780,50015161617171005802,90013,000Sentry2012 19,0022022232526262630140Parliament House2013 15,1691617171919202231150  MintagePR65DCAMPR66DCAMPR67DCAMPR68DCAMPR69DCAMPR70DCAMElizabeth II2000 Silver Proof10,412404041414261George V2000 Silver Proof10,412353536363764Edward VII2000 Silver Proof10,4123131313132651942 Threepence1999 Silver Proof15,000343435353664Royal Visit Florin1998 Silver Proof15,00031314259667412Values 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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