2 Dollars - Elizabeth II 6th Portrait - 50th Anniversary of the Aboriginal Flag

2 Dollars - Elizabeth II (6th Portrait - 50th Anniversary of the Aboriginal Flag) -  obverse2 Dollars - Elizabeth II (6th Portrait - 50th Anniversary of the Aboriginal Flag) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2021
Value 2 Dollars
2.00 AUD = 1.47 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Aluminium-zinc-bronze (Pad Printed)
Weight 6.6 g
Diameter 20.5 mm
Thickness 3.2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

50th Anniversary of the Aboriginal Flag

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 2021
2 DOLLARS
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

The Australian Aboriginal Flag design is represented on the coin with the black and red fields printed over a relief pattern of miniature flags. The centre of the coin has been left print-free allowing the gold of the coin’s alloy to shine through as a unique representation of the central yellow sun motif.

Lettering:
AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL FLAG 1971 (Upside Down)
AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL FLAG 2021

Designer: H. Thomas

Edge

Smooth with 4 short reeded segments (5 grooves each)

2 Dollars - Elizabeth II (6th Portrait - 50th Anniversary of the Aboriginal Flag) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

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

Comments

This is the first coloured $2 coin to be included in the RAM's Mint and Proof Sets. The 2021 Uncirculated and Proof Sets both include this coin. The Royal Australian Mint’s 2021 Six Coin Uncirculated Year Set & Proof Set commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Australian Aboriginal Flag – a touchstone of our modern history, an official Flag of Australia and a symbol of pride and unity for our First Nations People.

This is the 2021 Uncirculated Mint Set.


This is the 2021 Proof Set.

All images courtesy of the Royal Australian Mint

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2021  20% Proof in Year Set (Mintage tba)
2021  100% UNC in Year Set (Mintage tba)

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