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2 Dollars - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Lest We Forget - War Memorial Dome

2 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Lest We Forget - War Memorial Dome) -  obverse2 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Lest We Forget - War Memorial Dome) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Years 2017-2018
Value 2 Dollars
2.00 AUD = 1.43 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Aluminium-bronze (Pad Printed)
Weight 6.6 g
Diameter 20.5 mm
Thickness 3.2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Lest We Forget - War Memorial Dome

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2017
IRB

Designer: 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

Depiction of the Dome of the Australian War Memorial in Canberra

Lettering:
LEST WE FORGET
C
TD
TWO DOLLARS

Designer: Tony Dean

Tony Dean, is a medal maker and coin designer. A designer, engraver and sculptor of custom designed medals, plaques and coins, he worked with both the Royal Australian Mint and the Perth Mint.

Edge

4 longer smooth segments between 4 reeded segments (5 grooves each)

2 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Lest We Forget - War Memorial Dome) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

C Royal Australian Mint, Canberra, Australia (1965-date)

Comments

This coloured Aluminium-bronze "Lest We Forget" Commemorative $2 coin was released by the RAM into circulation and also in a specially mintmarked, "C" (Canberra) limited edition coin card. This ANZAC Day coloured circulating coin celebrates one of Australia’s most solemn sites of reflection. Featuring Napier Waller’s breathtaking mosaic from inside the dome of the Australian War Memorial’s Hall of Memory, this coin is ideal for collectors, history buffs, military enthusiasts, and families of service people. (Coin pictured above is the "C" mintmarked version)


An Australia Post PNC has also been produced that contains the coin with the "C" Mintmark. (9000 Copies)
 

The coin has also been included in the 30th Anniversary of the Two Dollar Coin (1988-2018) Set with a 2018 Date:


© Amer Salmeh

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2017  2,900,000 4.30 2.79 4.25 91% Circulation
2017 C 30,988 15.06 11% UNC in CoinCard
2017 C 9,000 2% UNC in PNC
2018  29,450 4.74 7% UNC in 30th Anniversary Set

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