Coin Specifications

Region: New Zealand  
Denomination: 20C  
Diameter: 28.58 (mm)  

Coin Metal Composition:

Copper [75%] 8.4825 (g)
Nickel [25%] 2.8275 (g)
Total Mass: 11.31 (g)

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1986-1989 - Elizabeth II - 20 Cents

New Zealand 1988 20 Cent Coin Description

New Zealand 1988  20 Cents Kiwi Coin ( 20C ) - Obverse
New Zealand 1988  20 Cents Kiwi Coin ( 20C ) - Reverse

Coin Mass: 11.31 GRAMS    [View Coin Metal Melt Value]
Diameter: 28.58 (mm)
Mint Year: 1988
Mint Mark:
Coin Name: 20 Cents Kiwi Coin
Coin Rating:
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Obscure Finds Coin Collection (OFCC) has reviewed this item ( OFCC Coin ID:124.515 New Zealand 1988 20C ) and has given the item a grade of UNGRADED with serial number of: | OFCC:124.515
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Grade Serial:
OFCC Serial: 124.515
Face Value:
( New Zealand)
Attributes: Elizabeth II
Coin Notes:
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Years Minted: 1986-1989
Mint Marks:
Denomination: 20C
Obverse Design: Raphael David Maklouf
Obverse Designer: Lettering: ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1988
Reverse Design: George James Berry
Reverse Designer: Kiwi with denomination Lettering: 20
1986-1989 - Elizabeth II - 20 Cents (20C)

1967 to 1990
On 10 July 1967, New Zealand's former pre-decimal pound currency, pegged to the British pound, was changed to a decimal dollar at a rate of two dollars to a pound. Therefore, 20 cents was worth a tenth of a pound. The 20 cent coin replaced the florin coin which had been worth two shillings, or a tenth of a pound.

Like the florin, the new 20 cent coin was made of cupronickel, 28.58 mm in diameter, 11.31 grams in weight, and had 100% edge milling. The 20 cent coin retained the presence of a kiwi bird on the reverse of the florin, albeit in a different design.

The original obverses of 20 cent coins depicted Arnold Machin's portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. In 1986 the portrait was changed to the one by Raphael Maklouf, which had been introduced to the coins of the pound sterling in the previous year. Mintings of this coin from 1990 are rare.

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20C 1988   New Zealand
Elizabeth II
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