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Specimen Coin - 20 Cents, Australia, 1966 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 23901

Summary:
Australia
Twenty Cents 1966
Mint: London, Royal Mint

Other Details:
Part of London Mint Specimen Set.
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 1966. 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 Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 28.5 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 11.211 g (Weight)

More information

Tagged with: australian native animals, platypuses, 10
Themes this item is part of: Dr Stuart Devlin, Coin Designer & Jeweller (1931-?), Numismatics & Philately Collection, Royal Mint, London, HM Queen Elizabeth II (1926- ), Royal Mint, Tower Hill, 1809-1975, Early History of London Mints, to 1300, The Royal Mint
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Australia
Tertiary Classification: specimen strikes
Series: Decimal
DateEra: 1966 AD
Denomination: 20 Cents
Obverse Description: Diademed bust of Elizabeth II right; around, ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1966
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 1966
Reverse: 20 SD
Shape: round
Material: Cupro Nickel
Issued By: HM Queen Elizabeth II, Australia
Mint: Royal Mint, London
Artist: Dr Stuart Devlin
Artist: Arnold Machin, by 1966

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