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Coin - 20 Cents, Australia, 1969 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 16380

Summary:
Australia
Twenty Cent coin 1969
Mint: Royal Australian, Canberra

In 1969 The Royal Australian Mint struck 16,520,000 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 1969. 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: 11.30 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: australian native animals, platypuses
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: 1969 AD
Denomination: 20 Cents
Obverse Description: Diademed bust of Elizabeth II right; around, ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1969
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 1969
Reverse: 20 SD
Shape: Round
Material: Cupro Nickel
Issued By: Australia, 1969
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Artist: Arnold Machin
Artist: Dr Stuart Devlin

Comments

santhosh pavan Posted on 28 Mar 2010 6:22 PM
CAN U DESCRIBE THE EMBLEM ON REVERSE SIDE
Discovery Centre Posted on 29 Mar 2010 3:48 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Santhosh - As quoted from the text above, here is a description of the reverse side: "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."

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