Australia 2017 20 cents KM-403

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a typical circulated specimen, from the Mountain Groan Collection

In 1966, Australia abandoned the sterling coinage she had used since the days of Captain Cook and adopted the decimal dollar and cent. This bust of the queen was introduced in 1999 and still appears on the twenty cent piece. This is the regular issue, altho this denomination is frequently used for commemoratives.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 11.31 g, copper-nickel, 28.65 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 403.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date, 11th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • McDonald, Greg, The Pocket Guide to Australian Coins and Banknotes, 23rd ed., Lavington, Australia, 2017.

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