Twenty Cents 1999 (Silver, Threepence), Coin from Australia - detailed information

Twenty Cents 1999 (Silver, Threepence), Coin from Australia
CoinTwenty Cents 1999 (Silver, Threepence)

The Australian 20 cent coin was first introduced with decimalisation on 14 February 1966 when it replaced the pre-decimal Australian florin, to which it is equal in size and mass. The original reverse design by Stuart Devlin has not been changed since its introduction.

The denomination is occasionally used by both the Royal Australian Mint and the Perth Mint to issue collector coins, which are legal tender in Australia - such as this one.

This coin was issued as part of the 1999 Masterpieces in Silver - Coins of the 20th Century: Memories six-coin set, highlighting important times in Australian history (mintage limit 15,000, issue price A$125.00). The reverses of each coin show a historic Australian coin design, in mirror-finish proof; the denomination and value are on the obverse.

The five cents coin depicts a 1939 kangaroo-type halfpenny.
The ten cents coin depicts a 1930 penny.

The twenty cents coin depicts a 1942 threepence with no mint mark.
A shortage of coins saw Australia turn towards the San Francisco and Denver mints to produce 24 million 1942 threepences. While these had S or D mint marks to identify their origin, the real rarities are 1942 threepences with no mint mark – a group of only 528,000 struck by the Melbourne Mint in Australia.

The fifty cents coin depicts a 1918 sixpence.
The one dollar shows a 1940 shilling.
The two dollar coin shows a 1920 sovereign.

These coins are Non-Circulating Legal Tender (collector issue); composition: fine silver (99.9%). No coins of this type have been released into circulation.

MintRoyal Australian Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage15,000
Obverse
Australia / Twenty Cents 1999 (Silver, Threepence) - obverse photo

Crowned mature head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (effigy known as the "Fourth Portrait"). The Queen wears the "Girls of Great Britain and Ireland" diamond tiara, a wedding gift from Queen Mary (Her Majesty's grandmother) in 1947 - which she also has on the Machin and the Gottwald portraits.

In tiny letters below the head, the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley).

Around above the effigy is the monarch's legend and the date: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1999. Around below, · TWENTY CENTS · Note that the (real, legal tender) value and denomination are on the obverse.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1999 · TWENTY CENTS ·
Reverse
Australia / Twenty Cents 1999 (Silver, Threepence) - reverse photo

Three ears of wheat held by a curved ribbon. Around above, AUSTRALIA; around below, divided into two by the stalks of the wheat, the denomination THREE PENCE; above, across the middle of the coin the date 1942 divided into two by the ears. The artist's initials KG (for [George] Kruger Gray) are tucked, divided, into the first and last bends in the ribbon.

Reverse Inscription AUSTRALIA THREE PENCE 1942
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
All (25) Coins of Country: Australia, Type: Twenty Cents (NCLT)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Twenty Cents 1998 (Silver, 1910 Florin) 15,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1998 · TWENTY CENTS ·
Twenty Cents 1998 (Silver, Canberra Florin) 15,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1998 · TWENTY CENTS ·
Twenty Cents 1998 (Silver, Melbourne Florin) 15,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1998 · TWENTY CENTS ·
Twenty Cents 1998 (Silver, 1938 Florin) 15,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1998 · TWENTY CENTS ·
Twenty Cents 1998 (Silver, Federation Jubilee Florin) 15,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1998 · TWENTY CENTS ·
Twenty Cents 1998 (Silver, Royal Visit Florin) 15,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1998 · TWENTY CENTS ·
Twenty Cents 1998 (Silver, United Nations) 15,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1998
Twenty Cents 1998 (Silver, Fourth Portrait) 15,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1998
Twenty Cents 1999 (Silver, Threepence) 15,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1999 · TWENTY CENTS ·
Twenty Cents 2000 (Silver, King Edward VII) 10,412 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2000 · TWENTY CENTS ·
Twenty Cents 2000 (Silver, King George V) 10,412 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2000 · TWENTY CENTS ·
Twenty Cents 2000 (Silver, Queen Elizabeth II) 10,412 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2000 · TWENTY CENTS ·
Twenty Cents 2006 (Silver, Second Portrait) 5,829 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2006
Twenty Cents 2007 Year of the Life Saver (NCLT) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2007
Twenty Cents 2008 Year of Planet Earth (NCLT) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2008
Twenty Cents 2009 Year of Astronomy (NCLT) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2009
Twenty Cents 2009 Australian Service Nurses (NCLT) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2009
Twenty Cents 2009 Decimal Pattern 7,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2009
Twenty Cents 2010 (Gold, Gottwald Portrait) 500 Queen Elizabeth - Portrait by Gottwald ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2010
Twenty Cents 2010 Lost Soldiers of Fromelles (NCLT) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2010
Twenty Cents 2010 Burke and Wills (NCLT) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2010
Twenty Cents 2011 Ashes (NCLT) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2011
Twenty Cents 2011 War Historians (NCLT) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2011
Twenty Cents 2011 Riding on the Sheep's Back (NCLT) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2011
Twenty Cents 2019 (Third Portrait) 20,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
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Twenty Cents 1999 (Silver, Threepence): Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeTwenty Cents (NCLT)
Issued1999
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value20 (x Cent)
Total Mintage15,000
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Silver
DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size17.530 mm
Thickness2.520 mm
Mass2.990 g
OCC IDYRVP-OVRC-NXRW-ODQG
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1999 20c Silver Proof Masterpieces in Silver 1942 threepence
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1999 20c Silver Proof Masterpieces in Silver 1942 threepence
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