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Coin - 20 Cents, Australia, 1976 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 16386

Summary:
Australia
Twenty Cent coin 1976
Mint: Royal Australian, Canberra

In 1976 The Royal Australian Mint struck 59,774,000 twenty cent coins
Description:
A cupro-nickel coin (28.5 mm diameter with milled edge) featuring on the obverse a diademed bust of Elizabeth II facing right; around, ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1976. The reverse features platypus swimming. The denomination numeral 20 is above the head of the mammal and the artist's initials SD are within the swirl of water around its right forepaw.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Royal Australian Mint, 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 28.5 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 11.350 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: australian native animals, platypuses, what is the 20 cent piece worth
Themes this item is part of: Dr Stuart Devlin, Coin Designer & Jeweller (1931-?), Numismatics & Philately Collection, Royal Australian Mint, Deakin, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Australia
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: Decimal
DateEra: 1976 AD
Denomination: 20 Cents
Obverse Description: Diademed bust of Elizabeth II right; around, ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1976
Reverse Description: A platypus swimming. The denomination numeral 20 is above the head of the mammal and the artist's initials SD are within the swirl of water around its right forepaw.
Edge Description: Milled
Inscriptions: Obverse: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1976
Reverse: 20 SD
Shape: Round
Material: Cupro Nickel
Issued By: Australia, 1976
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Artist: Arnold Machin
Artist: Dr Stuart Devlin

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