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2 Cents - Elizabeth II Planetary Coins - Venus

2 Cents - Elizabeth II (Planetary Coins - Venus) -  obverse 2 Cents - Elizabeth II (Planetary Coins - Venus) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2017
Value 2 Cents
0.02 AUD = 0.014 USD
Composition Copper
Weight 5.18 g
Diameter 21.59 mm
Thickness 1.2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Planetary Coins - Venus

Obverse

4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara set within a circle. Text outside of the circle.

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2017
IRB
2 CENTS

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

Depiction of the Planet Venus in pad printed Orange/Yellow. Surrounded by six erupting Volcanoes spewing toxic gas into the atmosphere. Planetary Symbol of Venus below.

Lettering:
VENUS

Engraver: Aaron Baggio

Aaron Baggio is a designer with the Royal Australian mint.

Edge

Smooth

Comments

This NCLT frosted proof type, colour pad printed coin is part of a 10 coin set released by the RAM. They are packaged within a coincard inside an information-filled pop-up book, featuring colour-printing and is the first time for a RAM collection to feature the bronze 1 and 2 cent blanks along with the aluminium bronze $1 and $2 blanks. The addition of two $5 blanks including a bi-metallic one to represent the rings of Saturn makes this set astronomical.

This particular 2 Cent coin represents Venus the 2nd Planet and has the Planetary Symbol for Venus on the reverse along with erupting volcanoes.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2017  10,000 UNC in Coincard

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