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Coin: Twenty Pence 1983
Description

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling
Face value20 (x Penny) TypeTwenty Pence (Gardner design)
Year1983 CurrentYes
Mintage159,207,800 (159.2 million) RarityC (Common)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark 159,207,800 (159.2 million), Rarity: C (Common)
MaterialCuproNickel DesignerWilliam Gardner
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapePolygon (Heptagon)
Size (mm)21.4000 Thickness (mm)1.7000
Mass (g)5
Obverse

Draped bust of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing a tiara (effigy known as the "Second Portrait", by Arnold Machin); around, the legend ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · (Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith).

Obverse inscription ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D ·
Reverse

A crowned Tudor rose, with the numeral "20" below the rose, and TWENTY PENCE around above. The date 1983 is incuse and divided by the crown. Small incuse letters W and G divided by the crown represent the artist's initials (for William Gardner).

Reverse inscription20 TWENTY PENCE 1983
EdgePlain Edge inscriptionNone
Twenty Pence 1983: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
In mint sets 637,000 (included in main number)
Proof FDC 107,800 (included in main number)
Twenty Pence 1983: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# 931
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom4230
Twenty Pence 1983: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Royal Mint 2016 Mint link
Royal Mint 2016 Mintage link Circulation mintage
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom Mintage Proof and sets mintage
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom Varieties Proof FDC, mint sets
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Twenty Pence 1983: Some useful external links
Museums Victoria Collections: Coin - 20 Pence, Elizabeth II, Great Britain, 1983
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