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2 Cents - Elizabeth II 3rd Portrait - Silver

2 Cents - Elizabeth II (3rd Portrait - Silver) -  obverse2 Cents - Elizabeth II (3rd Portrait - Silver) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2018
Value 2 Cents
0.02 AUD = 0.014 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.999) (High Relief)
Weight 31.104 g
Diameter 32 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Decimal Designs in Perspective

Obverse

3rd portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the King George IV State Diadem

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2018
RDM

Designer: Raphael David Maklouf

Raphael David Maklouf is a sculptor, best known for designing the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II used on the coins of many Commonwealth nations. Maklouf was born in Jerusalem emigrating with his family to the United Kingdom after the Second World War. He attended the Camberwell School of Art until 1958, afterward becoming an academic lecturer for ten years. He was made an Associate of the Royal Society of British Sculptors in 1979. Raphael Maklouf was born to a Jewish family. His father is Samuel Maklouf, born in Safed, Raphael Makouf's mother is Leonie Maklouf.

Reverse

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

Lettering:
2
SD

Designer: 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

Continuous reeding

Mint

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

Comments

The 2018 2c High Relief Fine Silver Proof coin is the second release in the Royal Australian Mint's exclusive  World Money Fair Decimal Designs in Perspective series. It unites Stuart Devlin's much loved Frilled-neck lizard design - last seen on Australia's 2 cent coins 25 years ago- with Raphael Maklouf's endearing portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2018  1,500 Proof

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