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2 Cents - Elizabeth II 2nd portrait

2 Cents - Elizabeth II (2nd portrait) -  obverse2 Cents - Elizabeth II (2nd portrait) -  reverse

© Museum Victoria

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1966-1984
Value 2 Cents
0.02 AUD = 0.015 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Bronze
Weight 5.18 g
Diameter 21.59 mm
Thickness 1.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 63,
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Schön# 50
  • Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461840.
  • Helmut Kahnt, Günter Schön; 2016. Weltmünzkatalog 19. Jahrhundert: 1801-1900 (17. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461185.
  • Gerhard Schön, Sebastian Krämer; 2017. Weltmünzkatalog 21. Jahrhundert: 2001-2016 (3. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461383.

Obverse

2nd portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 1966

Engraver: Arnold Machin

Arnold Machin O.B.E., R.A. was a British artist, sculptor, coin and stamp designer.

Reverse

Frill-necked Lizard (Chlamydosaurus kingii), also known as the Frilled Dragon, endemic to Australia and south New Guinea.

Lettering:
2
SD

Engraver: Stuart Devlin

Stuart Leslie Devlin, AO, CMG is a significant contemporary gold and silversmith. Australian-born, he has designed coins for countries around the world, and became especially well known as London-based designer of gold and silver collector's items in the 1970s and 80s.

Edge

Smooth

2 Cents - Elizabeth II (2nd portrait) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

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

Comments

Introduced in 1966 at the commencement of Decimal Currency in Australia the Two cent coin was struck in Bronze. This version of the coin with the Arnold Machin 2nd portrait of the Queen ran until 1984 when it was replaced in 1985 with the Raphael D. Makleouf 3rd Portrait.

Here is the coin in one of the rare Green Uncirculated 2 coin Cards that included a 1 cent and 2 cent coin.


NOTE: the 1966 issue comes from three different mints, the coins are distinguishable by tiny differences at the claws of the lizard:
Perth mint: the first finger at the left hand (from viewer's point of view) has a blunted claw
Melbourne mint: the second finger at the right hand has a blunted claw
Canberra mint: both fingers have claws
 
Mintmarks for the Three Mints (Canberra, Perth & Melbourne) only appear on the 1966 coins (http://www.australian-threepence.com/blog/2010/03/australian-1966-2c-mint-marks.html)


Ole

However more than one Mint was involved in issuing coins in later years except for the 1967 and 1968 which were only produced by the Perth Mint.

Normal circulating 1 and 2 cent coins were removed from circulation in February 1992 and the coins were melted down to make bronze medals for the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia.

The Fine Silver Proof Set of 2006 included a re-issued version of this coin, with the IRB obverse.

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1966  144,880,000 0.11 0.25 0.26 1.18 2.78 26% Circulation Canberra Mint, all Claws Sharp
1966  66,575,000 0.26 0.26 0.26 12% Circulation Melbourne Mint, Blunt Right 2nd Claw (when looking at coin)
1966  217,735,000 0.15 0.30 0.39 21% Circulation Perth Mint, Blunt Left 1st Claw (when looking at coin)
1966  18,054 0.4% Proof Open Case Year Set
1966  77,250 0.2% UNC Carded Year Set
1966  43,100 0.07% UNC Two Coin Green Carded Set
1966  15,809 0.03% UNC Year Set; Blue wallet
1966  70 0.02% UNC Year Set; Operation Fastbuck wallet
1966  12,260 0.03% UNC Year Set; Reserve Bank Coloured Wallets
1966  520 0.02% UNC Year Set; VIP Presentation Wallet
1967  0.34 1.4% Circulation Missing SD on Reverse
1967  73,250,000 0.26 0.36 0.36 0.70 15% Circulation Perth Mint
1968  16,995,000 0.73 3.23 6% Circulation Perth Mint
1969  12,940,000 0.28 0.51 5% Circulation Canberra Mint
1969  13,056 0.15% Proof Year Set
1969  14,351 0.07% UNC Year Set; Blue Wallet
1969  16,825 0.02% UNC Year Set; Red Wallet
1970  39,872,000 0.11 0.21 0.21 9% Circulation Canberra Mint
1970  15,368 0.3% Proof Year Set
1970  40,230 0.12% UNC Year Set
1971  60,735,000 0.21 0.36 0.59 13% Circulation Canberra Mint
1971  10,066 0.18% Proof Year Set
1971  28,572 0.15% UNC Year Set
1972  68,082,500 0.26 0.26 0.43 14% Circulation Canberra Mint
1972  10,272 0.15% Proof Year Set
1972  39,065 0.08% UNC Year Set
1973  68,052,500 0.13 0.36 0.24 0.54 15% Circulation Canberra Mint
1973  10,090 0.2% Proof Year Set
1973  30,928 0.02% UNC Year Set
1974  91,732,500 0.06 0.11 0.17 0.24 0.59 22% Circulation Canberra Mint
1974  10,918 0.3% Proof Year Set
1974  25,475 0.08% UNC Year Set
1975  33,075,000 0.36 0.59 13% Circulation Canberra Mint
1975  66,970,000 0.7% Circulation Perth Mint
1975  23,021 0.3% Proof Year Set
1975  30,121 0.08% UNC Year Set
1976  71,882,000 0.42 0.24 0.34 0.72 15% Circulation Canberra Mint
1976  50,000,000 0.2% Circulation Perth Mint
1976  21,200 0.2% Proof Year Set
1976  40,004 0.17% UNC Year Set
1977  72,105,500 0.02 0.15 0.30 0.41 14% Circulation Canberra Mint
1977  30,000,000 0.3% Circulation Perth Mint
1977  55,006 2.91 0.5% Proof Year Set
1977  128,010 0.15% UNC Year Set
1978  88,672,500 0.17 0.36 0.28 0.79 16% Circulation Canberra Mint
1978  40,000,000 0.4% Circulation Perth Mint
1978  38,519 0.4% Proof Year Set
1978  70,006 0.13% Uncirculated year set
1979  29,705,000 0.30 0.46 0.59 11% Circulation Canberra Mint
1979  40,000,000 0.4% Circulation Perth Mint
1979  36,006 0.3% Proof Year Set
1979  70,006 0.17% Uncirculated year set
1980  105,603,000 0.06 0.36 0.18 0.95 16% Circulation Canberra Mint
1980  40,000,000 0.4% Circulation Perth Mint
1980  68,000 0.4% Proof Year Set
1980  100,000 0.2% UNC Year Set
1981  97,390,000 0.33 0.37 0.37 0.70 22% Circulation Canberra Mint
1981  81,064,000 0.3% Circulation Perth Mint
1981  70,820,000 0.2% Circulation Wales Mint
1981  86,100 0.5% Proof Year Set
1981  120,000 0.88 0.3% UNC Year Set
1982  81,324,000 0.18 0.36 0.25 1.10 14% Circulation Canberra Mint
1982  40,446,000 0.2% Circulation Perth Mint
1982  100,000 0.4% Proof Year Set
1982  195,950 0.3% UNC Year Set
1983  156,562,000 0.36 0.31 0.31 0.21 0.70 15% Circulation Canberra Mint
1983  20,665,000 0.2% Circulation Perth Mint
1983  80,000 0.3% Proof Year Set
1983  155,700 0.18% UNC Year Set
1984  57,963,000 0.31 0.51 0.70 8% Circulation Canberra Mint
1984  61,000 2.65 0.3% Proof Year Set
1984  150,014 0.5% UNC Year Set

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