Struck exactly 50 years ago, the 1966 ‘Wavy Baseline’ 20c is one of the rarest decimal coins issued into circulation in Australia. Scarce in any grade, this sought after variety is virtually never offered in the pristine Uncirculated condition seen here.
With a gargantuan number of coins needed to be struck for the decimal changeover in 1966, Britain’s Royal Mint was
called in to help. Of the 30 million 1966 20c coins struck at the Mint, a tiny number were distinguished by the obvious upward curve on the top of the baseline in the ‘2’.
Very rare in Uncirculated quality, we have just one example of this famous Australian variety available.