Coin Type 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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1967-1985 - Elizabeth II - 20 Cents
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Coin Type Coins
1967-1985 - Elizabeth II - 20 Cents Coin Composition
Composition Totals From 23 Coins
Copper : 195.0975 Grams
Nickel : 65.0325 Grams
Total Mass : 260.13 Grams

Metal USD/Pound USD/Troy Ounce USD/Gram Grams/Coin USD/Coin
Copper $2.091 $0.143 $0.005 8.4825 g $0.039
Nickel $4.494 $0.308 $0.010 2.8275 g $0.028
Precious and Base Metal Melt Value For Each Coin: $0.067
Combined Precious and Base Metal Melt Value For 23 Coins: $1.544
- Precious Metal prices updated on 07-19-2024
23 Example Coins Found...


Coin Type Description
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Years Minted: 1967-1985
Mint Marks:
Denomination: 20C
Obverse Design: Elizabeth II Young bust right
Obverse Designer: Arnold Machin
Reverse Design: Value below Kiwi bird with sprigs above
Reverse Designer: James Berry
1967-1985 - Elizabeth II - 20 Cents
KM# 36

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.


20 Cents - Elizabeth II 2nd portrait

Country New Zealand
Years 1967-1985
Value 20 Cents
0.2 NZD = 0.17 USD
Metal Copper-nickel
Weight 11.31 g
Diameter 28.58 mm
Thickness 2.22 mm
Engravers Arnold Machin (obverse)
George James Berry (reverse)
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II


Kiwi with denomination

Lettering: 20 JB


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