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Coin: Twenty Cents 2012 (mint sets only)

The New Zealand small twenty cent coin has been in circulation since 2006, when the earlier large 20 cent coins were demonetised together with the one florin coins they had replaced at decimalisation in 1967 (which had remained legal tender and in circulation).

There were no 20 cent coins issued for circulation in 2012. Some were struck for the mint sets and proof sets of the year only. Coins in sets and ordinary proofs are copper-nickel, with mass of 4.45g. Silver proofs are of 0.999 silver and have a mass of 5.3g (0.1702 oz ASW).

CountryNew Zealand CurrencyNew Zealand Dollar
Face value20 (x Cent) TypeTwenty Cents (small)
Year2012 CurrentYes
Mintage4,500 (4500)
NameMint markMintage
Royal Dutch Mint No mint mark 4,500 (4500)
MaterialNickel-plated steel DesignerRobert Maurice Conly
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeSpanish flower (Spanish flower, divided into seven sections)
Size (mm)21.7500 Thickness (mm)1.5600
Mass (g)4.1200

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: NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2012.

Obverse inscription NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2012

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 inscription20
EdgePlain Edge inscriptionNone
Twenty Cents 2012 (mint sets only): Known varieties
Proof 1,500 (included in main number)
Silver proof 1,000 (included in main number)
Twenty Cents 2012 (mint sets only): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsNew Zealand KM# 118b, 118c (Silver proof)
Twenty Cents 2012 (mint sets only): References to Information Used
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins 2016 Mint
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins 2016 Mintage
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins 2016 Varieties Proof, Silver proof
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List of all (51) coins of type: New Zealand / Twenty Cents
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Twenty Cents 1979 Twenty Cents 1980 Twenty Cents 1981 Twenty Cents 1982 Twenty Cents 1983 Twenty Cents 1984
Twenty Cents 1985 Twenty Cents 1986 Twenty Cents 1987 Twenty Cents 1988 Twenty Cents 1989 Twenty Cents 1990
Twenty Cents 1990 150th Anniversary Twenty Cents 1991 (mint sets only) Twenty Cents 1992 (mint sets only) Twenty Cents 1993 (mint sets only) Twenty Cents 1994 (mint sets only) Twenty Cents 1995 (mint sets only)
Twenty Cents 1996 (mint sets only) Twenty Cents 1997 (mint sets only) Twenty Cents 1998 (mint sets only) Twenty Cents 1999 (mint sets only) Twenty Cents 2000 (mint sets only) Twenty Cents 2001 (mint sets only)
Twenty Cents 2002 Twenty Cents 2003 (mint sets only) Twenty Cents 2004 Twenty Cents 2005 Twenty Cents 2006 (large, mint sets only) Twenty Cents 2006
Twenty Cents 2007 (mint sets only) Twenty Cents 2008 Twenty Cents 2009 (mint sets only) Twenty Cents 2010 (mint sets only) Twenty Cents 2011 (mint sets only) Twenty Cents 2012 (mint sets only)
Twenty Cents 2013 (mint sets only) Twenty Cents 2014 Twenty Cents 2015