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2 Dollars - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Remembrance Day - Rosemary Sprig

2 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Remembrance Day - Rosemary Sprig) -  obverse2 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Remembrance Day - Rosemary Sprig) -  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

Remembrance Day of 2017

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

Inner circle containing Rosemary bloom.
Surrounded by circle of pad printed Rosemary leaves and flowers in Green and purple.
Further surrounded by "Remembrance" text intertwined with Rosemary leaves.

Lettering:
Remembrance
C AS
TWO DOLLARS

Designer: Aleksandra Stokic

Aleksandra Stokic born in Kučevo (Serbia) is a senior coin sculptor and coin designer at the Royal Australian Mint since 2011. She is known for the Centenary of Canberra and Australian Mining designs.

Edge

Smooth with 4 short reeded segments (5 grooves each)

2 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Remembrance Day - Rosemary Sprig) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

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

Comments

The distinctive pointed leaves and purple flowers of the herb rosemary make a moving and evocative design on this collectible version of the 2017 Remembrance Day coin. The coin image above features the 'C' for Canberra mintmark, this coin will strike a chord with history buffs, military enthusiasts and the families of those who have served.


A non-mintmarked version of the coin was released into circulation.

A mintmarked 'C' coin was used in a PNC released by Australia Post. (7,500 Copies)


Australia Post also issued a Limited Edition PNC containing the 'C' Mintmarked coin (1,111 Copies)

An UNC version of the coin was included in the 30th Anniversary of the Two Dollar Coin (1988-2018) Set dated 2018:


© Amer Salmeh

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2017  2,122,000 3.63 3.05 3.60 5.90 91% Circulation
2017 C 30,988 13.21 10% UNC in Coincard
2017 C 1,111 0.5% UNC in Limited Edition PNC
2017 C 7,500 0.9% UNC in Standard PNC
2018  29,450 4.72 10% UNC in 30th Anniversary Set

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