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Coin: Twenty pence 2013

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling
Face value20 (x Penny) TypeTwenty Pence (Dent design)
Year2013 CurrentYes
Mintage66,325,000 (66.3 million) RarityC (Common)
MintRoyal Mint
MaterialCuproNickel DesignerMatthew Dent
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapePolygon
Size (mm)21.4000 Thickness (mm)1.7000
Mass (g)5

Portrait of Her Majesty the Queen.

Obverse inscription



In August 2005 the Royal Mint launched a competition to find new reverse designs for all circulating coins apart from the £2 coin. The winner, announced in April 2008, was Matthew Dent, whose designs were gradually introduced into the circulating British coinage from mid-2008.

The designs for the 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p and 50p coins depict sections of the Royal Shield that form the whole shield when placed together. The shield in its entirety is featured on the £1 coin.

The 20p coin depicts the meeting point of the second and fourth quarter of the shield, showing the Lion Rampant of Scotland and the Lions Passants of England. The date no longer appears on the reverse of the coin, and has instead been added to the obverse, where the lettering has been adjusted so as to fit the date in.

Reverse inscription


Edgeplain Edge inscription


Under reference KM# 1266, Krause lists a 20 pence coin for 2013 with the description: "15.71 g., 0.999 Silver 0.5046 oz. ASW, 27 mm. Rev: St. George slaying dragon." This, however, is a 20 pound coin.

Twenty pence 2013: Known varieties
Proof 44,000
Silver Proof 2,013 (hover mouse for text)
Gold Proof 60 (hover mouse for text)
Twenty pence 2013: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# 1111, 1111a (Silver)
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom4631
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List of all (36) coins of type: United Kingdom / Twenty Pence
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