2 Cents

2 Cents -  obverse2 Cents -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Malta
Ruling authority Elizabeth II (1952-1974)
Republic (1974-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1972-1982
Value 2 Cents (0.02 MTL)
Currency Lira (1972-2007)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 2.25 g
Diameter 17.7 mm
Thickness 1.1 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 18 May 1986
Number N# 1778
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 9,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 9
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Penthesilea, Queen of the Amazons
Four dolphins

Script: Latin

Lettering:
MALTA
1977

Engraver: Christopher Ironside

Christopher Ironside FSIA 1970, OBE 1971, FRBS 1977 was an English painter and coin designer, particularly known for the reverse sides of the new British coins issued on decimalisation in 1971.

Reverse

Denomination within a wreath of vine leaves

Script: Latin

Lettering:
2
CENTS

Engraver: Christopher Ironside

Christopher Ironside FSIA 1970, OBE 1971, FRBS 1977 was an English painter and coin designer, particularly known for the reverse sides of the new British coins issued on decimalisation in 1971.

Edge

Reeded

2 Cents -  obverse

Mints

Royal Mint, Llantrisant, United Kingdom
FM The Franklin Mint, Wawa, Pennsylvania, United States (1964-date)

Comments

Penthesilea is Queen of the Amazons in Greek Mythology. She is the daughter of Ares and Otrera. She assisted Troy in the Trojan War, during which she was killed by Achilles.

Dolphins: Dolphin is a Maltese symbol. We find two dolphins also in the Maltese Coat of Arms, from 1964 to 1975.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1972  5 640 000 $ 0.20 $ 0.34 $ 0.35 $ 0.57 $ 0.89 $ 0.96 57%
1972 FM 13 000 0.6% Proof
1976  1 000 000 $ 0.11 $ 0.51 $ 0.75 21%
1976 FM 2 500 0.3% Matte
1976 FM 26 000 $ 2.83 2% Proof
1977  6 105 000 $ 0.20 $ 0.11 $ 0.36 $ 0.68 $ 0.57 $ 0.94 53%
1977 FM 6 884 0.8% Proof
1977 FM 2 752 0.3% Special Uncirculated
1978 FM 3 244 $ 2.60 0.3% Proof
1978 FM 2 752 0.20% Special Uncirculated
1979 FM 6 577 0.7% Proof
1979 FM 537 0.12% Special Uncirculated
1980 FM 3 451 0.4% Proof
1980 FM 385 0.17% Special Uncirculated
1981 FM 1 453 0.2% Proof
1981 FM 449 0.15% Special Uncirculated
1982  $ 0.28 $ 0.33 $ 0.45 20%

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