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2 Dollars - Elizabeth II 6th Portrait - Voyage of Discovery - Silver Antique

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2020
Value 2 Dollars
2.00 AUD = 1.43 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.9999) (Antiqued)
Weight 62.213 g
Diameter 45.5 mm
Thickness 4 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Voyage of Discovery

Obverse

Miniature 6th crowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the George IV State Diadem and the Victorian Coronation Necklace. Central Ships Wheel, Compass surround.

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA
2oz 9999 AG 2020 2 DOLLARS

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

Depictions of the scientific breakthroughs and discoveries made during Endeavour’s journey. Arranged around a central insert of a rotating ship’s wheel, these include the ship, a sun dial charting the path of Venus, navigational tools, Banksia flowers named after Joseph Banks, mapping equipment and James Cook. Also included in the design is a background depicting continents mapped during the voyage

Lettering:
ENDEAVOUR 1770 - 2020
P

Edge

Reeded

Mint

P Perth Mint, Australia

Comments

Released by the Perth Mint is this Silver Antiqued $2 Coin. It commemorates the British Royal Navy’s research vessel Endeavour, captained by explorer and navigator James Cook, which was tasked with exploring the Pacific Ocean in 1768 and reached the east coast of Australia in 1770. This historic journey led to scientific developments in the measurement of longitude and hydrographic surveying as well as the record of new species of plants by botanist Joseph Banks. Featuring a replica ship’s wheel insert, this 2oz silver antiqued coin celebrates the profound impact Endeavour’s achievements had on navigation, mapping and natural sciences.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2020 P 1,770 UNC - Antiqued

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