Mintage:71,711,794 Figure shared with: Large Head Reverse Designer:Stuart DevlinObverse Designer:Ian Rank - BroadleySize:28.5mmWeight:11.31gComposition:75% Copper 25% Nickel
The Type III twenty cent piece was put into circulation in 1999 (although a silver-proof was issued in 1998) 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 (SD) can be found within a wave to the left of the platypus' foot and Rank-Broadly's initials (IRB) are
located below the the obverse portrait.
A number of additional striketypes were issued along side the standard business,
strike. From 2001 the Royal Australian Mint intermittently issued gold
strikes, and from 2003 the mint issued silver
strikes. In addition, from 2002 to 2009 the mint issued wedding
coin sets containing deep mirror specimen strike that were replaced by
strikes in 2010.
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