Do you know which much loved animal is on Australia’s 20 cent piece?

What animal is on the Australian 20 cent coin?

Twenty Cents

Design Details Year
1988 An impression of a platypus designed and sculpted by Stuart Devlin 1988
No twenty cent coins were produced in 1989 – 1993 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993
1994 An impression of a platypus designed and sculpted by Stuart Devlin 1994
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the United Nations 1995

What animal is on the Australian $0.10 piece?

Australian ten-cent coin

Design Male superb lyrebird (Menura novaehollandiae)
Designer Stuart Devlin
Design date 1966

What is the rarest 20 cent coin in Australia?

Australian 1966 London 20 Cent Wavy Baseline Variety

The so called ‘1966 Wavy Baseline 20 cent’ is the most sought after rare Australian 20 cent coin. Why? Because even a banged up one that has been circulating for 55 years can still be worth a couple of hundred dollars.

Why is there a platypus on the 20 cent coin?

The Platypus is on the reverse side. The twenty-cent coin was part of the Australian decimal currency system. It replaced the florin on the 14th of February, 1966. The florin was for two shillings.

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What is a 20 cent Australian coin worth?

These modern coins are worth face value. The design with a duckbill platypus makes them interesting. When circulated, these coins are worth very little, usually less than $1 US dollar.

What animals are on our Australian coins?

Australian coins

  • The five cent coin has a picture of an echidna.
  • The ten cent coin has a picture of a lyrebird.
  • The twenty cent coin has a picture of a platypus.
  • The fifty cent coin has a picture of the Commonwealth Coat of Arms.
  • The one dollar coin has a picture of five kangaroos.

Why are there 5 kangaroos on the dollar coin?

Mr Stuart Devlin was commissioned to design the reverse of the new coin. The five kangaroos design was chosen from submissions received from the designer. This denomination has since been used for commemorative designs. Commemorating the International Year of Peace.

Is there gold in Australian coins?

Australian collector coins have been made from almost every metal you can think of, including platinum, gold, silver, copper nickel, aluminium bronze, bronze, and copper.

How much is a 1975 Australian 20 cent coin worth?


Krause number KM# 66
Denomination 20 cents
Currency rate 0.2 AUD = 0.14 USD
Year 1975
Period Queen Elizabeth II (1966 – 2022)

Are 1966 Australian coins worth anything?

1966 wavy baseline 20 cent coin

Though it’s a minor detail, it can multiply its value to collectors hundred-fold. One of the coins is selling on eBay for $300, with members in a coin collecting Facebook group saying the same coin could go for up to $800.

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What are the rare Australian coins?

Rare Australian Coins

  • 1923 Halfpenny Very Fine. …
  • 1819 Sydney Halloran School Prize Silver Medal. …
  • 1856 Sydney Mint Half Sovereign Type I Fair. …
  • 1852 Adelaide Pound Type II PCGS AU53. …
  • 1852 Adelaide Pound Type II PCGS AU55. …
  • 1852 Adelaide Pound Type II PCGS AU58 (about Uncirculated) …
  • 1930 Penny about Very Fine.

How much does a 20c coin weigh Australia?

It is circular in shape, and has a milled edge. It weighs 5.65 grams and is 23.60 millimetres in diameter. The reverse of the 20 cent coin features an image of a platypus which was designed by Stuart Devlin. This image has been used since 1966, but a number of commemorative designs have also been released.

Which Australian $1 coins are valuable?

The most valuable Australian 1 dollar coin you can find in change is undoubtedly the 1992 Mob of Roos dollar coin. The Royal Australian Mint website lists the coin as having a mintage of 8000 but we doubt that to be true.