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2 Dollars - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Lest We Forget - Eternal Flame

2 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Lest We Forget - Eternal Flame) -  obverse2 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Lest We Forget - Eternal Flame) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2018
Value 2 Dollars
2.00 AUD = 1.44 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 - Eternal Flame

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2018
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 Eternal flame in the Pool of Reflection

Lettering:
TWO DOLLARS
LEST WE FORGET
ETERNAL FLAME

Designer: Bronwyn King

Bronwyn King is a coin designer with the Royal Australian mint.

Edge

Smooth with 4 short reeded segments (5 grooves each)

2 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Lest We Forget - Eternal Flame) -  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 in April 2018  as a non mint-marked coin into general circulation.
An Uncirculated version of the non mint-marked coin is also found in the 12 coin set of the 30th Anniversary of the $2 coin also dated 2018.

The RAM also released a "C" mint-marked version in a coincard.


The image above is of the "C" mint-marked version.

The Eternal Flame is a sculptural feature of the Pool of Reflection in the commemorative area at the Australian War Memorial. A flame is widely accepted as a symbol of eternal life, with the Eternal Flame at the memorial being a perpetual reminder of the service and sacrifice of more than 102,000 Australians who have given their lives in war and other operations since 1885. Their names are inscribed in bronze on the Roll of Honour surrounding the Memorial's Eternal Flame.

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
2018  3,400,000 3.06 2.29 4.39 92% Circulation
2018  29,450 4.76 7% UNC in 30th Anniversary Set
2018 C 30,891 12% UNC in Coincard

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