Australia 1997 20 cents

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a typical circulated specimen, from the Mountain Groan Collection
Australia 1997 20 cents rev DSLR.jpg

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 used 1985-98. This date is common, tho none were struck for circulation 1986-93 or 1995.

Recorded mintage: 16,730,000 plus 32,000 proofs.

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

Catalog reference: KM 82.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • McDonald, Greg, The Pocket Guide to Australian Coins and Banknotes, 23rd ed., Lavington, Australia, 2017.

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