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2 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th portrait - Set Issue

2 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th portrait - Set Issue) -  obverse2 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th portrait - Set Issue) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Years 2006-2016
Value 2 Cents
0.02 AUD = 0.014 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Bronze
Weight 5.18 g
Diameter 21.59 mm
Thickness 1.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 768
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

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

2 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th portrait - Set Issue) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Comments

The 2 cent coin was never issued into circulation with the Ian Rank-Broadley Effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. However in 2006 a 2 cent coin with that effigy was included in the Uncirculated Year and Proof Sets to commemorate 40 years of Decimal currency in Australia.

In 2010 a very limited issue Heritage Proof Set was issued that included this 2 cent coin.

In 2016 another 2 cent coin with the Ian Rank-Broadly Effigy was included in the "In Come the Dollars, in come the Cents" Uncirculated set to commemorate 50 years of Decimal currency.

The Ram also released Fine Silver (.999) Proof versions of this coin as follows ...
In 2011 in the special Two Coin Fine Silver Proof Set which included a 1 cent coin as well.
In 2016 in the 50th Anniversary of Decimal Currency Fine Silver Proof Set Which included five other coins.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2006  45,373 Proof Year Set
2006  90,407 UNC Year Set
2010  400 Proof Heritage Set
2016  10,000 UNC 50th Anniversary Set

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