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2 Dollars - Elizabeth II 6th Portrait - Lest We Forget - 75 Years since end of WWII

2 Dollars - Elizabeth II (6th Portrait - Lest We Forget - 75 Years since end of WWII) -  obverse2 Dollars - Elizabeth II (6th Portrait - Lest We Forget - 75 Years since end of WWII) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2020
Value 2 Dollars
2.00 AUD = 1.43 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Aluminium-bronze (Pad Printed)
Weight 6.6 g
Diameter 20.5 mm
Thickness 3.2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Lest We Forget - 75 Years since end of WWII

Obverse

6th crowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the George IV State Diadem and the Victorian Coronation Necklace

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA
2020
JC

Designer: Jody Clark

Jody Clark is a British engraver employed by the Royal Mint, notable for designing the fifth and latest portrait of Queen Elizabeth II to feature on coins of the pound sterling.

Reverse

A seven pointed star set within a tri-coloured circle of green, blue and white representing the three armed forces involved in WWII. That circle is superimposed over a Peace Dove flying over a part of the globe with the outline of Australia below.

Lettering:
75 YEARS - END OF SECOND WORLD WAR
TWO DOLLARS
C
TD

Designer: Tony Dean

Tony Dean, is a medal maker and coin designer. A designer, engraver and sculptor of custom designed medals, plaques and coins, he worked with both the Royal Australian Mint and the Perth Mint.

Edge

4 longer smooth segments between 4 reeded segments (5 grooves each)

2 Dollars - Elizabeth II (6th Portrait - Lest We Forget - 75 Years since end of WWII) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

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

Comments

Released by the RAM on 2nd March 2020 this Aluminium-bronze coloured coin commemorates 75 years since the end of World War 2.

The war ended on 2 September 1945 and around a million Australian men and women served in the war, with nearly 40,000 losing their lives in the conflict. The coin features the dove of peace and colours representing the three Australian forces, Army, Air Force & Navy, that served from 1939 to 1945.

The coin is released into circulation & rolls without a Mintmark and in a collector Coincard with a "C" Mintmark.


Australia Post have released an un-mintmarked version of the coin in a PNC (6,500 Copies)
 

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2020  2,000,000 27% Circulation
2020  100,000 6.85 30% UNC in Mint Rolls (5,000 Rolls)
2020  6,500 17% UNC in PNC
2020 C 40,000 10.98 67% UNC in Coincard

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