Twenty Pence 1982, Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Twenty Pence 1982, Coin from United Kingdom
CoinTwenty Pence 1982

The British twenty pence (20p) coin - often pronounced "twenty pee" - is a unit of currency equaling twenty one-hundredths of a pound sterling.

Unlike the smaller denominations, the twenty pence coin was not introduced at decimalisation in 1970 but was added in 1982, with a design by William Gardner (showing a crowned Tudor rose). This original reverse design was changed to the current version featuring a segment of the Royal Shield by Matthew Dent in 2008; coins of the old design are still current and circulate together with the new ones.

To help identification and avoid confusion with similar sized coins the 20p is seven sided and like the 50p is an equilateral curve heptagon. The shape, with its constant rolling diameter, means that it is readily acceptable in vending machines. Its composition is 84% copper and 16% nickel.

Coins issued in 1982 have now been circulating for 37 years.

Twenty and fifty pence coins are legal tender only up to the sum of £10; this means that it is permissible to refuse payment of sums greater than this amount in 20p coins in order to settle a debt.

MintRoyal Mint Mintage741,126,800 (741.1 million), Rarity: C (Common)
Obverse
United Kingdom / Twenty Pence 1982 - obverse photo

Crowned and draped young bust of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (effigy known as the "Second Portrait", by Arnold Machin).

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 Rank-Broadley and the Gottwald portraits.

Around, the monarch's legend: ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D ·. Translated from Latin: Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D ·
Reverse
United Kingdom / Twenty Pence 1982 - reverse photo

The reverse shows a crowned Tudor rose, with the numeral value 20 below the rose, and the value and denomination in words: TWENTY PENCE around above. The date: 1982, is incuse and divided by the crown. Small incuse letters W and G divided by the rose represent the artist's initials.

Reverse Inscription 20 TWENTY PENCE 1982
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Twenty Pence 1982: Known varieties
Variety In mint sets
Mintage 205,000 (included in total)
Variety Proof FDC
Mintage 106,800 (included in total)
Variety Silver Proof Piedfort FDC
Mintage 10,000
Material0.925 Silver
Twenty Pence 1982: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Royal Mint 28th March 2019 Mint link
Royal Mint 28th March 2019 Mintage link Circulation mintage
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom Mintage Proof, sets, Piedfort mintage
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom Varieties Proof, mint sets, Piedfort
All (40) Coins of Country: United Kingdom, Type: Twenty Pence
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Twenty Pence 1982 741,126,800 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D ·
Twenty Pence 1983 159,207,800 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D ·
Twenty Pence 1984 65,616,305 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D ·
Twenty Pence 1985 74,554,089 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D ·
Twenty Pence 1986 (Proof and mint sets only) 271,821 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D ·
Twenty Pence 1987 137,711,084 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D ·
Twenty Pence 1988 38,251,725 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D ·
Twenty Pence 1989 132,177,163 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D ·
Twenty Pence 1990 88,279,158 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D ·
Twenty Pence 1991 36,031,369 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D ·
Twenty Pence 1992 31,345,747 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D ·
Twenty Pence 1993 123,246,775 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D ·
Twenty Pence 1994 67,375,942 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D ·
Twenty Pence 1995 102,171,286 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D ·
Twenty Pence 1996 83,317,832 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D ·
Twenty Pence 1997 89,709,055 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D ·
Twenty Pence 1998 77,124,862 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D
Twenty Pence 1999 73,695,590 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D
Twenty Pence 2000 136,618,969 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D
Twenty Pence 2001 148,229,613 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D
Twenty Pence 2002 93,481,309 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D
Twenty Pence 2003 153,540,262 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D
Twenty Pence 2004 120,332,137 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D
Twenty Pence 2005 124,611,013 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D
Twenty Pence 2006 114,937,798 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D
Twenty Pence 2007 117,205,093 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D
Twenty Pence 2008 (Gardner design) 12,072,577 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D
Twenty Pence 2008 (Dent design) 115,142,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2008
Twenty Pence 2009 121,765,300 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2009
Twenty Pence 2010 112,965,500 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2010
Twenty Pence 2011 191,665,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2011
Twenty Pence 2012 69,683,530 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2012
Twenty Pence 2013 66,359,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2013
Twenty Pence 2014 173,809,500 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2014
Twenty Pence 2015 (Fourth Portrait) 63,175,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2015
Twenty Pence 2015 (Fifth Portrait) 131,250,000 Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2015 ·
Twenty Pence 2016 212,625,000 Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2016 ·
Twenty Pence 2017 (Proof and mint sets only) unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2017 ·
Twenty Pence 2018 unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2018 ·
Twenty Pence 2019 unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2019 ·
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Twenty Pence 1982: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeTwenty Pence (Gardner design)
Issued1982
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyPortrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Face Value20 (x Penny)
Mintage741,126,800 (741.1 million), Rarity: C (Common)
CurrentYes
MaterialCuproNickel
DesignerWilliam Gardner
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeHeptagon (Seven-sided)
OrientationSame (Medal Alignment, Axis 0 / Axis 12)
Size (mm)21.4000
Thickness (mm)1.7000
Mass (g)5
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Twenty Pence 1982: Photos
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Great Britain, Elizabeth II, 20 Pence, 1982
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Great Britain, Elizabeth II, 20 Pence, 1982
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Twenty Pence 1982: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom4230
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# 931, KM# P2 (Silver Piedfort)