Twenty Cents 2002, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Twenty Cents 2002, Coin from Australia
CoinTwenty Cents 2002

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.

Coins issued in 2002 have now been in circulation for 18 years.

MintRoyal Australian Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage27,382,062 (27.4 million), Rarity: C (Common)
Obverse
Australia / Twenty Cents 2002 - 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 the effigy is the monarch's legend and the date: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2002.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2002
Reverse
Australia / Twenty Cents 2002 - reverse photo

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 Inscription 20
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Mintage figure includes:
5,701,000 circulation coins dated 2002, minted in the 2001/2002 financial year (ending 30 June)
21,523,000 circulation coins dated 2002, minted 2002/2003
85,306 brilliant uncirculated coins in sets, minted 2001/2002
19,247 brilliant uncirculated coins in sets, minted 2002/2003
44,025 proofs, minted 2001/2002
9,484 proofs, minted 2002/2003

Sources of original information:

Royal Australian Mint, Annual Report 2001 - 2002 (2002), pp 53-56. Retrieved from https://www.ramint.gov.au/annual-reports (PDF)
Royal Australian Mint, 2002-03 Annual Report Supplement (2003), pp 2, 4. Retrieved from https://www.ramint.gov.au/annual-reports (PDF)

Twenty Cents 2002: Known varieties
Variety In mint sets
Images Australia / Twenty Cents 2002 / In mint sets - obverse photo Australia / Twenty Cents 2002 / In mint sets - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 104,553 (included in total)
Details

Brilliant uncirculated coins issued in mint sets (minted during 2001/2002 financial year + minted 2002/2003):
2002 Year of the Outback Six Coin Uncirculated Set - issued in folder with external hard envelope; six coins, incl. the Outback 50 cents and the Outback $1 - 60,812 + 7,940
2002 Year of the Outback Australian Baby Coin Set - as above, but in a box with matching illustrated cover - 22,542 + 9,937
Australian Wedding Coin Collection 2002 - "specimen"-grade uncirculated coins, in a burgundy coloured holder, boxed - 1,952 + 1,370

Variety Proof FDC
Images Australia / Twenty Cents 2002 / Proof FDC - obverse photo Australia / Twenty Cents 2002 / Proof FDC - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 53,509 (included in total)
Details

Proof coins issued in mint sets (minted during 2001/2002 financial year + minted 2002/2003):
2002 Year of the Outback Six Coin Proof Set - issued in rigid plastic case within a folder and encased in an outer shipper box; six coins, incl. the Outback 50 cents and the coloured Outback $1 - 34,313 + 5,200
2002 Year of the Outback Australian Baby Coin Set - Proof - as above, but in a box with matching illustrated cover - 9,712 + 4,284

Twenty Cents 2002: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Royal Australian Mint 2002, 2003 Mint link
Royal Australian Mint 2002, 2003 Mintage link
All (74) Coins of Country: Australia, Type: Twenty Cents
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Twenty Cents 1966 58,241,110 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1966
Twenty Cents 1967 83,848,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1967
Twenty Cents 1968 40,537,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1968
Twenty Cents 1969 16,514,999 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1969
Twenty Cents 1970 23,286,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1970
Twenty Cents 1971 8,957,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1971
Twenty Cents 1972 16,653,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1972
Twenty Cents 1973 23,366,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1973
Twenty Cents 1974 33,559,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1974
Twenty Cents 1975 53,323,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1975
Twenty Cents 1976 59,795,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1976
Twenty Cents 1977 41,327,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1977
Twenty Cents 1978 37,439,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1978
Twenty Cents 1979 22,336,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1979
Twenty Cents 1980 84,468,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1980
Twenty Cents 1981 165,589,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1981
Twenty Cents 1982 76,700,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1982
Twenty Cents 1983 55,193,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1983
Twenty Cents 1984 27,881,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1984
Twenty Cents 1985 2,775,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1985
Twenty Cents 1986 (mint sets only) 247,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1986
Twenty Cents 1987 (mint sets only) 270,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1987
Twenty Cents 1988 (mint sets only) 346,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1988
Twenty Cents 1989 (mint sets only) 217,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1989
Twenty Cents 1990 (mint sets only) 156,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1990
Twenty Cents 1991 (mint sets only) 189,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1991
Twenty Cents 1992 (mint sets only) 164,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1992
Twenty Cents 1993 (mint sets only) 130,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1993
Twenty Cents 1994 14,369,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1994
Twenty Cents 1995 Platypus (mint sets only) 132,269 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1995
Twenty Cents 1995 United Nations 4,800,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1995
Twenty Cents 1996 20,637,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1996
Twenty Cents 1997 16,762,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1997
Twenty Cents 1998 28,862,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1998
Twenty Cents 1999 64,209,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1999
Twenty Cents 2000 35,619,153 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2000
Twenty Cents 2001 82,164,896 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2001
Twenty Cents 2001 Centenary of Federation - Australian Capital Territory 2,185,539 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2001
Twenty Cents 2001 Centenary of Federation - New South Wales 3,264,556 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2001
Twenty Cents 2001 Centenary of Federation - Norfolk Island 2,270,114 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2001
Twenty Cents 2001 Centenary of Federation - Northern Territory 2,163,029 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2001
Twenty Cents 2001 Centenary of Federation - Queensland 2,383,190 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2001
Twenty Cents 2001 Centenary of Federation - South Australia 2,464,886 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2001
Twenty Cents 2001 Centenary of Federation - Tasmania 2,262,668 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2001
Twenty Cents 2001 Centenary of Federation - Victoria 2,983,106 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2001
Twenty Cents 2001 Centenary of Federation - Western Australia 2,465,297 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2001
Twenty Cents 2001 Donald Bradman 10,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2001
Twenty Cents 2002 27,382,062 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2002
Twenty Cents 2003 Volunteers 7,600,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2003
Twenty Cents 2004 72,100,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2004
Twenty Cents 2005 58,600,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2005
Twenty Cents 2005 60th Anniversary of the End of WW2 33,500,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2005
Twenty Cents 2006 102,462,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2006
Twenty Cents 2007 42,712,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2007
Twenty Cents 2008 132,900,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2008
Twenty Cents 2009 43,600,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2009
Twenty Cents 2010 59,900,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2010
Twenty Cents 2010 ATO 11,600,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2010
Twenty Cents 2011 15,100,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2011
Twenty Cents 2011 International Women's Day 6,800,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2011
Twenty Cents 2011 Royal Wedding 10,100,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2011
Twenty Cents 2011 International Year of Volunteers 6,100,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2011
Twenty Cents 2012 34,600,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2012
Twenty Cents 2013 43,900,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2013
Twenty Cents 2013 Centenary of Canberra 6,200,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2013
Twenty Cents 2014 52,300,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2014
Twenty Cents 2015 24,400,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2015
Twenty Cents 2016 34,400,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2016
Twenty Cents 2016 Changeover 4,600,661 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2016 FIFTY YEARS
Twenty Cents 2017 unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2017
Twenty Cents 2018 unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2018
Twenty Cents 2019 (Fourth Portrait) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
Twenty Cents 2019 (Fifth Portrait) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2019
Twenty Cents 2020 unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020
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Twenty Cents 2002: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeTwenty Cents Platypus
Issued2002
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value20 (x Cent)
Circulation Mintage27,224,000 (27.2 million)
Total Mintage27,382,062 (27.4 million), Rarity: C (Common)
CurrentYes
MaterialCuproNickel
DesignerStuart Devlin
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size28.650 mm
Thickness2.520 mm
Mass11.300 g
OCC IDDANM-QEPY-CGAO-JYGK
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Twenty Cents 2002: Photos
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2002 20c CuNi Proof for the Proof Year Set
Copyright: Downies
Notes: Proof.
Source
2002 20c CuNi Proof for the Proof Year Set
Copyright: Downies
Notes: Proof.
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2002 20c CuNi Unc for the Uncirculated Year Set BU
Copyright: Downies
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2002 20c CuNi Unc for the Uncirculated Year Set BU
Copyright: Downies
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Twenty Cents 2002: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustralia KM# 403