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2 Dollars - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Invictus Games Sydney 2018

2 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Invictus Games Sydney 2018) -  obverse2 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Invictus Games Sydney 2018) -  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 = 1.43 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 6.6 g
Diameter 20.5 mm
Thickness 3.2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Invictus Games Sydney 2018

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2018
IRB

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

Side view of Invictus Athelete in sporting wheelchair

Lettering:
2 DOLLARS
SYDNEY
INVICTUS GAMES
AS
2018

Engraver: 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 - Invictus Games Sydney 2018) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

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

Comments

Released into circulation initially by the RAM at Brisbane & Sydney coin swaps on 23/7/2018 is this $2 commemorative circulation coin. It commemorates the 4th Invictus Games to be held in Sydney between 20-27 October 2018.

The coin was also issued in an unofficial coincard.


The Invictus Games are an international adaptive multi-sport event for wounded, sick and injured service personnel. The Games were created in 2014 by Prince Harry, who was inspired after he attended a similar event for wounded veterans in the United States a year earlier.

As for the name, "Invictus" means "unconquered".

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2018  2,000,000 2.39 3.67 Circulation

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