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2 Dollars - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Remembrance Day - Red Poppy Flower

2 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Remembrance Day - Red Poppy Flower) -  obverse2 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Remembrance Day - Red Poppy Flower) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Years 2012-2018
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 ↑↑
References KM# 2007a
  • 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.

Commemorative issue

Remembrance Day of 2012

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2012
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

Features a poppy design pad printed in red surrounded by the words 'Lest we forget' and 'Remembrance Day' in repetitive micro-lettering

Lettering:
TWO DOLLARS
LEST WE FORGET (Upside Down repeated)
REMEMBANCE DAY (Right way up repeated)
REMEMBRANCE

Engraver: Aaron Baggio

Aaron Baggio is a designer with the Royal Australian mint.

Edge

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

2 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Remembrance Day - Red Poppy Flower) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

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

Comments

This coin was the first coloured commemorative $2 Coin issued by the Royal Australian Mint. It commemorates Remembrance Day, the 11th of November, where at 11 am a minutes silence is observed to remember all of the fallen soldiers of all of the wars. There are three different versions of this coin.

The coin shown above is the pad printed, red coloured, non-mintmarked version which was released into circulation and also issued through RSL Clubs in this Folder/card.


The RAM also issued a pad printed, red coloured, NCLT version with a "C" Mintmark in a coincard.


Australia Post also released a pad printed, red coloured, NCLT version with a "C" Mintmark in a PNC


A plain version of the coin without the red poppy was also released into circulation. (See link below)


In 2014 Australia Post released a two coin PNC that included a 2012 Red Poppy "C" Mintmarked coin and a 2014 Green Peace Dove Non-Mintmarked coin, in very limited numbers (1,111)


The RAM then released a 2018 dated version of the non-mintmarked Red Poppy Coin in the 30th Anniversary of the Two Dollar Coin (1988-2018) Set:


© Amer Salmeh

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2012  500,000 18.80 81% Circulation & RSL Card
2012 C 20,000 1.6% UNC in PNC
2012 C 1,111 0% UNC in PNC (Two Coin issue in 2014)
2012 C 40,902 24% UNC in RAM Coincard
2018  30,000 4.73 17% UNC in 30th Anniversary Set

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