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Coin - 20 Cents, Australia, 1975 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 16385

Summary:
Australia
Twenty Cent coin 1975
Mint: Royal Australian, Canberra

In 1975 The Royal Australian Mint struck 53,300,000 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 1975. 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: 11.228 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: australian native animals, platypuses, 50, value coin, 1999 2 dolars, 2008 new zealand, coin - 50 cents, australia, 1975
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: 1975 AD
Denomination: 20 Cents
Obverse Description: Diademed bust of Elizabeth II right; around, ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1975
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 1975
Reverse: 20 SD
Shape: Round
Material: Cupro Nickel
Issued By: Australia, 1975
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Artist: Arnold Machin
Artist: Dr Stuart Devlin

Comments

GREG GIPSON Posted on 09 Jan 2012 11:18 AM
I have a silver one but its one inch big not 3
Brenda Posted on 04 Sep 2013 11:29 AM
My hubby just found one he does car detail and comes across all kinds of coins... We live in Canada --/ coins do travel. Same 20 1975 Australia coin.
Douglas McManus Posted on 17 Feb 2014 2:11 PM
I have found a 20 cent piece with 2 heads either side.
Is it worth keeping? And would it have any value if authentic?

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