1966 20c Wavy Variety PCGS MS62 (Uncirculated)

1966 20c Wavy Variety PCGS MS62 (Uncirculated)

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27895
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  • Guaranteed to be a genuine example of the Australian 1966 Wavy 20c Variety.
  • Struck at the Royal Mint, London, assisting Australia in the lead-up to decimalisation in 1966.
  • A distinctive and extremely scarce type – seldom offered.
  • Graded by PCGS at MS62 – the equivalent of Uncirculated condition.
  • Just one coin available! Don’t miss this rare opportunity!

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Struck at the Royal Mint in London as Britain assisted Australia in the lead-up to decimalisation, the 1966 ‘Wavy Baseline’ 20c is one of the rarest decimal coins issued into circulation in Australia. This is your chance to secure this key rarity in strictly Uncirculated condition!

The changeover to decimal currency was an enormous logistical undertaking, with millions and millions of new coins required to replace the coins that had served the nation so well since 1910. Such was the magnitude of the task, the Royal Mint in London was recruited to help the Perth Mint, Melbourne Mint and Royal Australian Mint to ensure that enough coins were ready to go on the 14th of February 1966.

The Royal Mint produced 5c, 10c and 20c coins, with 30 million examples of each denomination struck. Among the 30 million 20c coins would ultimately be found a tiny number of what has become known as the 1966 ‘Wavy Baseline’ 20c type. Defined by – as the name suggests – a distinct undulation in the baseline of the ‘2’ in the denomination, this key type was probably created by a simple and slight variation in the production of some of the dies.

Among the most famous Australian decimal Varieties, the 1966 ‘Wavy Baseline’ 20c is not only very distinctive – it is also extremely scarce. Although it is unknown how many coins were produced, there is no question that the 1966 ‘Wavy Baseline’ 20c is very tough-to-find, regardless of the grade.

An outstanding opportunity, we have a single example of this key type graded by leading independent third party coin verifiers PCGS at MS62 – the equivalent of Uncirculated condition. Do not delay your order – click add to cart now!

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Country of IssueAustralia
Year of Issue1966
Denomination20c
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