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Coin: Twenty Pence 2008 (Gardner design)
Description

This was the last year when twenty pence coins of the William Gardner design were issued.

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling
Face value20 (x Penny) TypeTwenty Pence (Gardner design)
Year2008 CurrentYes
Mintage12,072,577 (12.1 million) RarityC (Common)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark 12,072,577 (12.1 million), Rarity: C (Common)
MaterialCuproNickel DesignerWilliam Gardner
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapePolygon (Heptagon)
Size (mm)21.4000 Thickness (mm)1.7000
Mass (g)5
Obverse

Crowned head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (effigy known as the "Fourth portrait"). In tiny letters below head the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley). 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 2008 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 2008
EdgePlain Edge inscriptionNone
Twenty Pence 2008 (Gardner design): Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
In mint sets with London Olympics Centenary £2 79,118 (included in main number)
In Emblems of Britain mint sets 57,126 (included in main number)
Proof FDC in standard set 17,719 (included in main number)
Proof FDC in black leather case 13,614 (included in main number)
Silver Proof FDC, Emblems of Britain set 8,168 (hover mouse for text)
Proof FDC in Executive set 5,000 (included in main number)
Gold Proof FDC, Emblems of Britain set 708 (hover mouse for text)
Platinum Proof FDC, Emblems of Britain set 250
Twenty Pence 2008 (Gardner design): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# 990, 990a (Silver), 990b (Gold)
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom4630
Twenty Pence 2008 (Gardner design): 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 Proofs, mint sets
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