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2 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - 1966 Decimal Pattern

2 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 1966 Decimal Pattern) -  obverse2 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 1966 Decimal Pattern) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2009
Value 2 Cents
0.02 AUD = 0.014 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 5.53 g
Diameter 21.6 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 1250
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Michael, Thomas & Tracy L. Schmidt; 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Michael, Thomas (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.

Commemorative issue

1966 Australian Decimal Patterns

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2009
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

Fresh cluster of wattle, always a popular contender for Australia's national floral emblem, but not officially elevated to that position until 1988 - 22 years after the Mészáros design.

Lettering:
2
AM

Engraver: Andor Mészáros

Andor Mészáros (1900-1972), born on 1 September 1900 in Budapest, is an architect and sculptor. Mészáros served in the Hungarian cavalry in 1918, but World War I ended before he saw action. Between 1919 and 1927 he studied building engineering at the Technische Hochschule (Vienna), sculpture at the Académie Julian (Paris) and architecture at the Budapesti Müszaki Egyetem. He also designed many medallions and medals.

Edge

Plain

Mint

Perth Mint, Australia

Comments

The 1966 Australian Decimal Pattern Set honours the five reverse designs proposed by Andor Mészáros for Australia's new decimal coins in 1966.
The set comprises five decimal-sized coins struck by the Perth Mint. Their reverses are produced using the artist's original coin plasters, released to the Perth Mint for this purpose by the Mészáros family.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2009  3,344 Proof in 5 Coin Pattern set

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