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2 Cents - Elizabeth II 2nd portrait

2 Cents - Elizabeth II (2nd portrait) -  obverse2 Cents - Elizabeth II (2nd portrait) -  reverse

© Joseph Kunnappally

Features

Country New Zealand
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1967-1985
Value 2 Cents (0.02 NZD)
Currency Dollar (1967-date)
Composition Bronze
Weight 4.15 g
Diameter 21.1 mm
Thickness 1.7 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 04-30-1990
References KM# 32
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Obverse

Second crowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II right, legend around, date below.

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND
1974

Engraver: Arnold Machin

Arnold Machin O.B.E., R.A. was a British artist, sculptor, coin and stamp designer.

Reverse

Kowhai flowers around denomination.

Lettering: 2

Engraver: Reginald George James Berry

Edge

Plain

Comments

Kowhai flower (Sophora microphylla) is also known as weeping kōwhai and small-leaved kōwhai.

Obverse die varieties:
KM#32.1 (1967-85) Rounded high relief portrait;
KM#32.2 (1984-85) Die recut, low relief portrait;

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1967  75,000,000 0.16 0.18 0.18 0.25 0.61 0.66 43% KM#32.1
1967  10 0.7% KM#32.1; Proof
1967  50,000 0.73 3% KM#32.1; Prooflike
1968  35,000 0.34 1.7% KM#32.1; BU
1968  40,000 1.0% KM#32.1; Prooflike
1969  20,510,000 0.37 0.54 17% KM#32.1
1969  50,000 1.2% KM#32.1; Prooflike
1970  30,000 1.42 1.6% KM#32.1; BU
1970  20,010 0.7% KM#32.1; Prooflike
1971  5,000 0.4% KM 32.1; Proof
1971  15,000 0.7% KM#32.1 (no serifs on date numerals)
1971  15,050,000 0.24 0.24 0.49 12% KM#32.1 (with serifs on date numerals)
1972  17,525,000 0.23 13% KM#32.1
1972  8,045 0.4% KM#32.1; Proof
1973  38,565,000 0.30 0.52 20% KM#32.1
1973  8,000 0.6% KM#32.1; Proof
1974  50,015,000 0.13 0.25 0.40 22% KM#32.1
1974  8,000 0.4% KM#32.1; Proof
1975  20,015,000 0.31 0.54 12% KM#32.1
1975  10,000 0.8% KM#32.1; Proof
1976  15,016,000 0.22 0.51 9% KM#32.1
1976  11,000 0.6% KM#32.1; Proof
1977  20,000,000 0.29 0.41 10% KM#32.1
1977  12,000 0.8% KM#32.1; Proof
1978  23,000 1.2% KM#32.1; BU
1978  15,000 2.85 0.8% KM#32.1; Proof
1979  25,000 0.9% KM#32.1; BU
1979  16,000 0.7% KM#32.1; Proof
1980  10,000,000 0.27 6% KM#32.1 (oval 0 in date)
1980  27,000 0.6% KM#32.1; BU (round O in date)
1980  17,000 0.7% KM#32.1; Proof
1981  25,000,000 0.14 0.37 12% KM#32.1 (oval hole in 8)
1981  25,000 1.3% KM#32.1; BU (round hole in 8)
1981  18,000 0.6% KM#32.1; Proof
1982  50,000,000 0.36 0.48 17% KM#32.1 (blunt open 2)
1982  25,000 0.8% KM#32.1; BU (pointed tight 2)
1982  18,000 0.5% KM#32.1; Proof
1983  15,000,000 0.27 7% KM#32.1 (round top 3)
1983  25,000 0.7% KM#32.1; BU (flat top 3)
1983  18,000 0.5% KM#32.1; Proof
1984  25,000 0.6% KM#32.1; BU (smooth shoulder folds)
1984  15,000 0.5% KM#32.1; Proof
1984  10,000,000 0.34 5% KM#32.2
1985  20,000 0.7% KM#32.1; BU
1985  12,000 0.4% KM#32.1; Proof
1985  22,500,000 0.27 8% KM#32.2

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