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Coin: Twenty Cents 1988 (mint sets only)
Description

The 20 cent coin was first introduced with decimalisation on 14 February 1966 and replaced the earlier Australian Florin, with which it is identical in size and mass. The original reverse design has not been changed since the introduction.

No twenty cent coins were issued for circulation in 1988. Some were struck for the mint sets and proof sets of the year.

CountryAustralia CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Face value20 (x Cent) TypeTwenty Cents Platypus
Year1988 CurrentYes
Mintage346,000 (346000)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Australian Mint No mint mark 346,000 (346000)
MaterialCuproNickel DesignerStuart Devlin
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)28.6500 Thickness (mm)2.5200
Mass (g)11.3000
Obverse

Crowned bust of Queen Elizabeth II wearing a pearl necklace, facing right (effigy known as the "Third Portrait"); incuse in tiny letters on neck truncation, the designer's initials RDM (for Raphael David Maklouf).

Around, the monarch's legend and the date: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1988.

Obverse inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1988
Reverse

A platypus swimming. The denomination numeral 20 [cents] is above the head of the mammal; the artist's initials SD (for Stuart Devlin) are in (very) tiny letters, within the swirl of water around its right forepaw.

Reverse inscription20
EdgeMilled Edge inscriptionNone
Twenty Cents 1988 (mint sets only): Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Proof 106,000 (included in main number)
Twenty Cents 1988 (mint sets only): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustralia KM# 82
Twenty Cents 1988 (mint sets only): References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Royal Australian Mint 2016 Mint link
Royal Australian Mint 2016 Mintage link
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mintage Circulation and proof mintage
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Varieties Proof
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List of all (72) coins of type: Australia / Twenty Cents
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