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2 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th portrait - Gold Proof Issue

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2006
Value 2 Cents
0.02 AUD = 0.014 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Gold (.999)
Weight 11.31 g
Diameter 21.59 mm
Thickness 1.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 768b
  • 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.

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2006
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

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

Lettering:
2
SD

Engraver: 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

Smooth

Mint

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

Comments

The RAM released this Fine Gold (.999) Proof version of the 2Cent coin in 2006 to commemorate 40 years of Decimal Currency. It was included in an 8 coin set that had 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 & 50 Cent Gold coins plus $1 & $2 Gold coins.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2006  300 Proof in 8 Coin Gold Set

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