2 Cents - Elizabeth II 2nd portrait

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

© Joseph Kunnappally

Features

Issuer 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
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 30 April 1990
Number N# 5215
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 32
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

Obverse

Second crowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II right, wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland tiara, legend around, date below.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND
1974

Designer: Arnold Machin

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

Reverse

Kowhai flowers around denomination.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
2
JB

Designer: George James Berry

Reginald George James Berry OBE was a New Zealand artist, noted for creating a large number of postage stamp and coin designs. He was born in London in 1906, and emigrated to New Zealand in 1925.

Edge

Plain

2 Cents - Elizabeth II (2nd portrait) -  obverse

Mints

Royal Australian Mint, Canberra, Australia (1965-date)
Royal Canadian Mint, Ottawa, Canada (1908-date)
Royal Mint, Llantrisant, United Kingdom

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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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
ND  15 000 0.12% KM#32.1; BU Year Set
1967  50 000 $ 0.72 3% KM#32.1; BU Specimen (blue label)
1967  74 950 000 $ 0.16 $ 0.19 $ 0.15 $ 0.23 $ 0.58 $ 0.71 44% KM#32.1; Circulation
1967  10 0.7% KM#32.1; Proof
1967  250 000 0.3% KM#32.1; UNC Year Set (pink label)
1968  40 000 $ 1.00 1.1% KM#32.1; BU Specimen (blue label)
1968  35 000 $ 1.13 1.9% KM#32.1; UNC Year Set (pink label)
1969  50 000 $ 1.75 1.3% KM#32.1; BU Specimen (blue label)
1969  20 510 000 $ 0.16 $ 0.20 $ 0.34 $ 0.45 $ 1.04 17% KM#32.1; Circulation
1969  50 000 0.19% KM#32.1; UNC Year Set (pink label)
1970  20 000 0.8% KM#32.1; BU Specimen (blue label)
1970  30 000 $ 1.99 1.7% KM#32.1; BU Year Set (pink label)
1971  5 000 0.5% KM# 32.1; Proof Year Set
1971  15 000 0.9% KM#32.1; BU Year Set (no serifs on date numerals)
1971  15 050 000 $ 0.28 $ 0.26 $ 0.56 13% KM#32.1; Circulation (with serifs on date numerals)
1972  15 000 0.12% KM#32.1; BU Year Set
1972  17 533 000 $ 0.15 $ 0.09 $ 0.23 $ 0.26 $ 1.00 13% KM#32.1; Circulation
1972  8 000 0.4% KM#32.1; Proof Year Set
1973  15 000 0.12% KM#32.1; BU Year Set
1973  38 573 000 $ 0.52 $ 0.07 $ 0.32 $ 0.54 20% KM#32.1; Circulation
1973  7 650 0.6% KM#32.1; Proof Year Set
1974  15 000 0.14% KM#32.1; BU Year Set
1974  50 023 000 $ 0.11 $ 0.14 $ 0.14 $ 0.25 $ 0.40 22% KM#32.1; Circulation
1974  8 000 0.5% KM#32.1; Proof Year Set
1975  20 025 000 $ 0.28 $ 0.56 12% KM#32.1; Circulation
1975  10 000 $ 3.05 0.8% KM#32.1; Proof Year Set
1976  16 000 0.14% KM#32.1; BU Year Set
1976  15 027 000 $ 0.23 $ 0.35 $ 0.56 10% KM#32.1; Circulation
1976  11 000 0.6% KM#32.1; Proof Year Set
1977  20 000 0.19% KM#32.1; BU Year Set
1977  20 032 000 $ 0.19 $ 0.23 $ 0.56 10% KM#32.1; Circulation
1977  12 000 $ 2.24 0.8% KM#32.1; Proof Year Set
1978  23 000 1.3% KM#32.1; BU Year Set
1978  15 000 $ 2.26 0.8% KM#32.1; Proof Year Set
1979  25 000 1.0% KM#32.1; BU Year Set
1979  16 000 $ 2.81 0.9% KM#32.1; Proof Year Set
1980  27 000 0.8% KM#32.1; BU Year Set (round O in date)
1980  10 000 000 $ 0.28 $ 0.26 6% KM#32.1; Circulation (oval 0 in date)
1980  17 000 $ 0.81 0.8% KM#32.1; Proof Year Set
1981  25 000 1.3% KM#32.1; BU Year Set (round hole in 8)
1981  25 000 000 $ 0.10 $ 0.33 $ 0.34 12% KM#32.1; Circulation (oval hole in 8)
1981  18 000 $ 1.02 0.7% KM#32.1; Proof Year Set
1982  25 000 1.0% KM#32.1; BU Year Set (pointed tight 2)
1982  50 000 000 $ 0.17 $ 0.33 $ 0.56 17% KM#32.1; Circulation (blunt open 2)
1982  18 000 $ 1.02 0.7% KM#32.1; Proof Year Set
1983  25 000 0.8% KM#32.1; BU Year Set (flat top 3)
1983  15 000 000 $ 0.28 $ 0.56 $ 1.03 7% KM#32.1; Circulation (round top 3)
1983  18 000 $ 0.90 0.7% KM#32.1; Proof Year Set
1984  25 000 0.7% KM#32.1; BU Year Set (smooth shoulder folds)
1984  15 000 0.5% KM#32.1; Proof Year Set
1984  10 000 000 $ 0.34 $ 0.60 6% KM#32.2; Circulation
1985  20 000 $ 0.69 0.9% KM#32.1; BU Year Set
1985  11 500 $ 0.81 0.5% KM#32.1; Proof Year Set
1985  22 500 000 $ 0.28 $ 0.48 8% KM#32.2; Circulation (low relief)

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