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The designs of both sides of the 20 ngwee coin are very similar to those of Zambia's 1966 2 shilling piece. Displayed in the center of the obverse is a right-facing portrait of Kenneth Kaunda, with the state title "ZAMBIA" printed clockwise along the rim above, and the {{wp|en|Gregorian calendar|Gregorian}} date of minting engraved in the opposite direction at the periphery below. The likeness of the president first appeared in [[1965]] on a commemorative [[Zambian 5 shilling coin]], and was later adapted for use on circulation pieces in 1966. Featured at the upper left portion of the reverse is a right-facing depiction of what is described in various publications as a {{wp|en|bohor reedbuck}} (''{{wsp|Redunca redunca}}''), a type of {{wp|en|antelope}}. Unlike the related {{wp|en|southern reedbuck}} (''{{wsp|Redunca arundinum}}''), the bohor reedbuck does not inhabit Zambia, although it does occur in neighboring [[Tanzania]]. Engraved in a large, stylized font to the right of the antelope is the numeral "20", signifying the coin's face value. It is accompanied by a written out, {{wp|en|Text alignment|left-aligned}} "TWENTY NGWEE", which is displayed on two horizontal lines below the reedbuck and "20".
 
The designs of both sides of the 20 ngwee coin are very similar to those of Zambia's 1966 2 shilling piece. Displayed in the center of the obverse is a right-facing portrait of Kenneth Kaunda, with the state title "ZAMBIA" printed clockwise along the rim above, and the {{wp|en|Gregorian calendar|Gregorian}} date of minting engraved in the opposite direction at the periphery below. The likeness of the president first appeared in [[1965]] on a commemorative [[Zambian 5 shilling coin]], and was later adapted for use on circulation pieces in 1966. Featured at the upper left portion of the reverse is a right-facing depiction of what is described in various publications as a {{wp|en|bohor reedbuck}} (''{{wsp|Redunca redunca}}''), a type of {{wp|en|antelope}}. Unlike the related {{wp|en|southern reedbuck}} (''{{wsp|Redunca arundinum}}''), the bohor reedbuck does not inhabit Zambia, although it does occur in neighboring [[Tanzania]]. Engraved in a large, stylized font to the right of the antelope is the numeral "20", signifying the coin's face value. It is accompanied by a written out, {{wp|en|Text alignment|left-aligned}} "TWENTY NGWEE", which is displayed on two horizontal lines below the reedbuck and "20".
   
A total of at least 13,026,000 examples were produced, including 12,998,000 pieces with a normal finish and 28,000 [[proof coin|proofs]]. The proofs were struck solely in 1968 and 1978, with respective [[mintage]]s of 4,000 and 24,000 coins, and were included exclusively in collectors' [[Zambian proof set|sets]] sold by the Bank of Zambia. According to the popular ''[[Standard Catalog of World Coins]]'', standard pieces were produced in 1968, 1972, 1983, 1987, and 1989. The publication does not indicate a mintage for the 1987 coins. Of the 1968 pieces, a handful of uncirculated examples were placed into [[Zambian mint set|mint sets]].
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A total of at least 13,026,000 examples were produced, including 12,998,000 pieces with a normal finish and 28,000 [[proof coin|proofs]]. The proofs were struck solely in 1968 and 1978, with respective [[mintage]]s of 4,000 and 24,000 coins, and were included exclusively in collectors' [[Zambian proof set|sets]] sold by the Bank of Zambia. According to the popular ''[[Standard Catalog of World Coins]]'', standard pieces were produced in 1968, 1972, 1983, 1987, and 1989. The publication does not indicate a mintage for the 1987 coins. Of the 1968 pieces, a handful of uncirculated examples were placed into [[Zambian mint sets|mint sets]].
   
 
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