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2 Cents - Elizabeth II 2nd portrait, Silver Proof

2 Cents - Elizabeth II (2nd portrait, Silver Proof) -  obverse2 Cents - Elizabeth II (2nd portrait, Silver Proof) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2006
Value 2 Cents
0.02 AUD = 0.014 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 6.03 g
Diameter 21.59 mm
Thickness 1.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# KM63a
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

Fine Silver Proof Set - 40 Yrs Decimal Currency

Obverse

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

Lettering:
Elizabeth II
Australia
2006

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

Plain/Smooth

2 Cents - Elizabeth II (2nd portrait, Silver Proof) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Comments

This Fine Silver (.999) Proof 2 cent coin was released as part of the annual Fine Silver Proof Year Set in 2006. This set celebrated 40 years since decimalisation and included all eight Australian Decimal coins issued since then. The set also featured the original 1966 Arnold Machin obverse on each coin.

The Royal Australian Mint began releasing Fine Silver Year Sets in 2003 and have continued to do so since then. The Frilled Dragon standard reverse 2 cent coin was only included in the 2006 Fine Silver Proof Year set.

The Fine Silver Proof Set for 2006 also included a, 1 cent, 5 cent, 10 cent, 20 cent, Round 50 cent, $1 and $2 coin as well as this 2 cent coin. The set was issued in a jarrah wood presentation case.



The standard Bronze version of the 2 cent coin which this Silver coin is based on was introduced into circulation in Australia in 1966 to replace the old £sd Threepence.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2006  5,829 Proof in 8 Coin Silver Year Set

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