Obverse. Photo © Royal Australian Mint
  • 20 Cents 2019-2023, Australia, Elizabeth II
  • 20 Cents 2019-2023, Australia, Elizabeth II

In 2019 the Royal Australian Mint (RAM) has updated the standard 20-cent coin with the Jody Clark 6th Portrait of the Queen on the obverse (6th portrait). It was issued in bags of 20 at RAM "Pop up Shops" at various locations throughout Australia in 2019.

The RAM did not produce an Uncirculated Set of the 2019 Jody Clark 6th Portrait First Issue coins. However, an aftermarket set that included this coin & the other five denominations was put together and issued by Downies.

The coin was issued in Uncirculated & Proof annual sets, and Uncirculated & Proof baby sets from 2020.


6th crowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II facing right (the Commonwealth effigy), wearing the George IV State Diadem, the Coronation Necklace and Earrings.

The portrait by Jody Clark with the shoulders has been made for use on the coins of the Crown dependencies, British Overseas Territories and countries of the Commonwealth. The Jody Clark portrait without the shoulders (UK 5th portrait) is for exclusive use on coins of the United Kingdom.

The George IV State Diadem, officially the Diamond Diadem, is a type of crown that was made in 1820 for King George IV. The diadem is worn by queens and queens consort in procession to coronations and State Openings of Parliament. The piece of jewellery has been featured in paintings and on stamps and currency. It can be seen in the Queen's Gallery at Buckingham Palace.

The Coronation Necklace was Made for Queen Victoria in 1858 by Garrard & Co., it is 38 cm (15 in) long and consists of 25 cushion diamonds and the 22-carat (4.4 g) Lahore Diamond as a pendant. It has been used together with the Coronation Earrings by queens regnant and consort at every coronation since 1901.



Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) and the numeral 20.

The platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus), also known as the duck-billed platypus, is a semiaquatic egg-laying mammal endemic to eastern Australia, including Tasmania. Together with the four species of echidna, it is one of the five extant species of monotremes, the only mammals that lay eggs instead of giving birth. The animal is the sole living representative of its family (Ornithorhynchidae) and genus (Ornithorhynchus), though a number of related species have been found in the fossil record. The unique features of the platypus make it an important subject in the study of evolutionary biology and a recognisable and iconic symbol of Australia.

Engraver: Stuart Devlin



20 Cents

6th portrait
Material Cupronickel
Weight 11.31 g
Diameter 28.52 mm
Thickness 2 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Royal Australian Mint (RAM)

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