Twenty Cents 1997 (mint sets only), Coin from New Zealand - detailed information

Twenty Cents 1997 (mint sets only), Coin from New Zealand (demonetised 2006)
CoinTwenty Cents 1997 (mint sets only)

With the introduction of decimal currency on 10 July 1967, the new 20 cents denomination was equal to one florin (two shillings) of the earlier pre-decimal currency. The two coins were identical in size and florins remained in circulation (and legal tender) in parallel with the new coins until they were both demonetised in 2006, when a smaller twenty cent coin was introduced instead.

Twenty cent coins were only issued in mint sets in 1997 (not intended for circulation); any that were released would have circulated circulated for nine years before they were demonetised on 31 October 2006.

MintRoyal Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage6,282
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Obverse

The obverse of the coin shows the crowned bust of Queen Elizabeth II, facing right (her effigy known as the "Third Portrait"). The Queen is wearing the royal diadem which she wears on her way to and from the State Opening of Parliament, a pearl necklace and earrings.

Incuse in tiny letters on the neck truncation, the designer's initials RDM (for Raphael David Maklouf).

Around, the monarch's legend and the date: ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1997.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1997
Reverse
New Zealand / Twenty Cents 1997 (mint sets only) - reverse photo

A reproduction of a remarkable Māori carving representing the 18th century Māori warrior leader called Pukaki, who was a Rangatira (Chief) of the Ngati Whakaue iwi of Te Arawa in the Rotorua district. The original carving was made in 1836 and today it can be viewed in the entrance of the Rotorua Museum.

The figure is flanked by Maori Māori motifs. Below, the denomination 20 [cents].

Reverse Inscription 20
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Twenty Cents 1997 (mint sets only): Known varieties
Variety Proof
Mintage Issued: 2,132 (included in total)
Twenty Cents 1997 (mint sets only): References to Information Used
Twenty Cents 1997 (mint sets only) / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
MintVarietyGrade2018201920202021
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Royal MintUncirculated (UNC) 19.74 18.94 18.13 17.33
Twenty Cents 1997 (mint sets only) / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: US Dollar (USD)
MintVarietyGrade2018201920202021
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Royal MintProofProof FDC 7.97 7.89 7.80 7.72
Royal MintProofProof 9.57 9.37 9.17 8.96
Royal MintGem Uncirculated 3.99 3.94 3.90 3.86
Royal MintUncirculated (UNC) 4.79 4.69 4.58 4.48
Historic values in NZD for Twenty Cents 1997 (mint sets only) / Royal Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in USD for Twenty Cents 1997 (mint sets only) / Royal Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in USD for Twenty Cents 1997 (mint sets only) / Proof / Royal Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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All (55) coins of type: Twenty Cents
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Twenty Cents 1967 13,300,010 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1967
Twenty Cents 1968 (mint sets only) 75,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1968
Twenty Cents 1969 2,600,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1969
Twenty Cents 1970 (mint sets only) 50,010 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1970
Twenty Cents 1971 1,620,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1971
Twenty Cents 1972 1,539,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1972
Twenty Cents 1973 3,051,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1973
Twenty Cents 1974 4,535,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1974
Twenty Cents 1975 5,027,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1975
Twenty Cents 1976 7,527,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1976
Twenty Cents 1977 7,532,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1977
Twenty Cents 1978 2,538,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1978
Twenty Cents 1979 8,041,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1979
Twenty Cents 1980 9,044,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1980
Twenty Cents 1981 7,543,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1981
Twenty Cents 1982 17,543,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1982
Twenty Cents 1983 2,543,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1983
Twenty Cents 1984 1,543,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1984
Twenty Cents 1985 6,032,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1985
Twenty Cents 1986 12,528,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1986
Twenty Cents 1987 14,028,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1987
Twenty Cents 1988 12,524,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1988
Twenty Cents 1989 5,023,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1989
Twenty Cents 1990 5,028,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1990
Twenty Cents 1990 150th Anniversary 17,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1990
Twenty Cents 1991 (mint sets only) 35,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1991
Twenty Cents 1992 (mint sets only) 24,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1992
Twenty Cents 1993 (mint sets only) 25,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1993
Twenty Cents 1994 (mint sets only) 11,600 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1994
Twenty Cents 1995 (mint sets only) 12,060 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1995
Twenty Cents 1996 (mint sets only) 7,719 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1996
Twenty Cents 1997 (mint sets only) 6,282 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1997
Twenty Cents 1998 (mint sets only) 6,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1998
Twenty Cents 1999 (mint sets only) 4,999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 1999
Twenty Cents 2000 (mint sets only) 4,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2000
Twenty Cents 2001 (mint sets only) 4,274 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2001
Twenty Cents 2002 7,004,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2002
Twenty Cents 2003 (mint sets only) 4,496 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2003
Twenty Cents 2004 8,504,550 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2004
Twenty Cents 2005 4,005,260 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2005
Twenty Cents 2006 (large, mint sets only) 5,100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2006
Twenty Cents 2006 116,600,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2006
Twenty Cents 2007 (mint sets only) 9,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2007
Twenty Cents 2008 80,008,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2008
Twenty Cents 2009 (mint sets only) 3,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2009
Twenty Cents 2010 (mint sets only) 3,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2010
Twenty Cents 2011 (mint sets only) 4,700 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2011
Twenty Cents 2012 (mint sets only) 4,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2012
Twenty Cents 2013 (mint sets only) 3,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2013
Twenty Cents 2014 23,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2014
Twenty Cents 2015 18,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2015
Twenty Cents 2016 (proof only) 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2016
Twenty Cents 2017 (proof only) 750 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2017
Twenty Cents 2018 (proof only) 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2018
Twenty Cents 2019 40,751,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2019
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Twenty Cents 1997 (mint sets only): Details
CountryNew Zealand
CurrencyNew Zealand Dollar
Coin TypeTwenty Cents (large, Pukaki)
Issued1997
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait, by Raphael Maklouf
Face Value20 (x Cent)
Total Mintage6,282
CurrentNo; demonetised 2006
MaterialCuproNickel
DesignerRobert Maurice Conly
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size28.580 mm
Thickness2.220 mm
Mass11.310 g
OCC IDNRWK-ZEJN-CVBP-EXGL
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Twenty Cents 1997 (mint sets only): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsNew Zealand KM# 81