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2 Dollars - Elizabeth II Masterpieces in Silver - 20th Century Monarchs

2 Dollars - Elizabeth II (Masterpieces in Silver - 20th Century Monarchs) -  obverse2 Dollars - Elizabeth II (Masterpieces in Silver - 20th Century Monarchs) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2000
Value 2 Dollars
2 AUD = 1.37 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 8.55 g
Diameter 20.5 mm
Thickness 2.8 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 500
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

Masterpieces in Silver 2000 - 20th Century Monarchs

Obverse

4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2000
IRB
TWO DOLLARS

Engraver: Ian Rank-Broadley

Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS is a British sculptor who has produced many acclaimed works, among which are several designs for British coinage.

Reverse

Sovereign 1901 obverse design of KM# 13
Queen Victoria Veiled Head facing left

Lettering:
VICTORIA·DEI·GRA·BRITT·REGINA·FID·DEF · IND·IMP·
T.B.

Engraver: Thomas Brock

Sir Thomas Brock KCB RA was an English sculptor, whose works include the monument to Queen Victoria in front of Buckingham Palace.

Edge

Reeded

Comments

This NCLT Fine Silver (.999) coin was released by the Royal Australian Mint in 2000 as part of that years "Masterpieces in Silver" set. The theme for the set featured Monarchs of the 20th Century.
The reverse of the coin is based on the 1901 Queen Victoria Sovereign obverse.
The obverse of the coin carries the Ian Rank-Broadley fourth effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
The coin is the size and shape of a modern Australian $2 coin and has a decimal face value of  $2.

Other coins in this Masterpieces in Silver set were:-  
King George V (20c), King Edward VII (20c), Queen Elizabeth II (20c) & King George VI  (50c).

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2000  15,000 Proof in Masterpieces in Silver Set

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