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1993 Twenty Cent

? The Type II twenty cent was issued from 1985 up until 1998 and featured the new Raphael Maklouf portrait of her majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse, with Stuart Devlin's platypus design on the reverse. Devlin's initials can be found within a swirl near the platypus' foot. The series was struck exclusively at the Royal Australian Mint in a cupro-nickel alloy with an additional silver proof produced in 1991 as part of the year's Masterpieces in Silver set. ...

1858 Proof One Quarter Anna

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2001 Twenty Cent

? The Type III twenty cent piece was put into circulation in 1999 and continues to be regularly issued today. It features the new Ian Rank-Broadly portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse with the same Stuart Devlin platypus design on the reverse . Devlin's initials can be found within a wave to the left of the platypus' foot and Rank-Broadly's initials are located below the the obverse portrait. A number of additional striketypes were issued along ...

1946-Y Half Penny

? The half penny switched over to the Kruger Gray, or Kangaroo reverse in 1939 and continued with the design until 1952. The reverse design features a Kangaroo jumping to the right with AUSTRALIA around the top of the design, HALF PENNY around the bottom and the year right above that, just behind the Kangaroo's legs. The obverse features an uncrowned bust of King George VI facing to the left and the legend, GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX F : D : IND : IMP and was used up until ...

1859/8 Overdate Half Sovereign

? The 1859/8 overdate half sovereign is one of the lesser known overdates despite the clarity of the 9 over the 8. This is likely due to its scarcity rather than anything else giving it the potential to be one of the series sleeper dates. An example sold in Heritage in 2012 for US$10,925 - a price not more than the value of a normal 1859 indicating that at the time, the market had not fully appreciated the variety. This example had been certified ...

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Sydney Mint Half Sovereigns

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