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2 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Mr Squiggle 60 Years, Gus

2 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Mr Squiggle 60 Years, Gus) -  obverse2 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Mr Squiggle 60 Years, Gus) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2019
Value 2 Dollars
2 AUD = 1.37 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 6.6 g
Diameter 20.5 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Mr Squiggle 60 Years

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2019
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

Depiction of Gus the Snail in a central red, pink & blue ring.
Six open flowers in outer ring

Lettering:
TWO DOLLARS
GUS
MR SQUIGGLE

Edge

4 longer smooth segments between 4 reeded segments (5 grooves each)

2 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Mr Squiggle 60 Years, Gus) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Comments

This commemorative $2 coin produced by the RAM is part of the "Mr Squiggle" seven coin set made available for a price of $15 from Woolworths supermarkets from 13/2/2019. It is also available from the RAM and also released into circulation through the tills at Woolworths stores.

The set also contains three other circulating $2 coins and two non-circulating $1 coins and a special non-circulating commemorative 1 cent coin. The theme for the set of seven coins is based on the classic Australian children's Television series "Mr Squiggle". The 1 cent coin and two $1 coins are only available in the seven coin set.


The four $2 coins are being released into circulation at Woolworths supermarkets over a period of four weeks.

The Mr Squiggle Television series is celebrating its 60th Anniversary in 2019.
This particular $2 coin depicts one of Mr Squiggle's friends  "Gus" the Snail.

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2019  3.53 Circulation
2019  2.15 UNC in 7 Coin Set

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