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2 Dollars - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Possum Magic - Invisible Hush

2 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Possum Magic - Invisible Hush) -  obverse2 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Possum Magic - Invisible Hush) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2017
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

Possum Magic - Invisible Hush

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

Hush the baby possum hanging from a tree set in a mostly blue coloured circle.
Text surrounding the circle.

Lettering:
POSSUM MAGIC
TWO DOLLARS

Designer: Julie Vivas

Edge

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

2 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Possum Magic - Invisible Hush) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

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

Comments

This commemorative $2 coin produced by the RAM is part of the "Possum Magic" eight coin set made available for a price of $15 from Woolworths supermarkets from 15/8/2017. It was also available from the RAM and also released into circulation through the tills at Woolworths stores. The set also contains two other circulating $2 coins and four non-circulating $1 coins and a special non-circulating commemorative 1 cent coin. The theme for the set of eight coins is based on the classic Australian children's book Possum Magic. The 1 cent coin and four $1 coins are only available in the eight coin set. The three $2 coins are being released into circulation at Woolworths supermarkets over a period of two weeks.

The Possum Magic Book was first published in 1983 and is a whimsical picture book written by Mem Fox about two possums, Grandma Poss and Baby Hush, and their travels around Australia sampling food in their quest to make Hush visible again after he was made invisible by the magic of Grandma Poss.
This particular $2 coin depicts "Invisible Hush hanging from a tree".

All coins were also released in an official 8 Coin mint folder (Issue price was AU$15.00)

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2017  2,000,000 1.48 2.63 2.13 69% Circulation
2017  4.01 41% UNC in 8 Coin Set

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