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2 Dollars - Elizabeth II Australian Kookaburra

2 Dollars - Elizabeth II (Australian Kookaburra) -  obverse2 Dollars - Elizabeth II (Australian Kookaburra) -  reverse

© Richard Thomas

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Years 2003-2004
Value 2 Dollars
2.00 AUD = 1.37 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 62.270 g
Diameter 50.30 mm
Thickness 4.50 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 881
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA
IRB
· 2 DOLLARS ·

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

Kookaburra on branch looking left to another Kookaburra in flight. Lettering around the edge and mint mark "P".

Lettering:
THE AUSTRALIAN KOOKABURRA
2OZ. 999 SILVER
· 2003 ·

Edge

Continuous reeding.

2 Dollars - Elizabeth II (Australian Kookaburra) -  obverse

© Richard Thomas

Comments

Note that the Maximum mintage of this coin was set at 800 but if you add up the Declared mintage the sum is 821. There may be some revision of mintage numbers at a later date. I am using the reports from the Perth Mint dated 28 November 2012.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2003 P 327 Proof
2003 P 135 Proof; Five-coin set (Kilo Collection)
2003 P 127 Proof; Three-coin set (Ten Ounce Collection)
2003 P 232 Proof; Two-coin set (Two Ounce Collection)
2004  13,969 UNC; bullion

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