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2 Dollars - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Remembrance Day - In Flanders Fields

2 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Remembrance Day - In Flanders Fields) -  obverse2 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Remembrance Day - In Flanders Fields) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Years 2015-2018
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# 2189
  • 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 2015

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2015
IRB

Designer: 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

A central orange ring surrounded by 7 Peace Doves
Text microprinted in the background

Lettering:
In Flanders
fields the poppy
blow Between the are
row on row, That mark
place, and in the sky The
larks, still bravely sign
fly Scarce
heard amid
the guns
below. We
the Dead.
Short day
ago We li
felt dawn
saw sense
glow, Love
and were l
and now we
lie In Flanders fields. Take
up our quarrel with the
foe. To you from failing
hands we throw The th
be yours to hold
it high. If’
TWO DOLLARS

Designer: Aleksandra Stokic

Aleksandra Stokic born in Kučevo (Serbia) is a senior coin sculptor and coin designer at the Royal Australian Mint since 2011. She is known for the Centenary of Canberra and Australian Mining designs.

Edge

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

2 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Remembrance Day - In Flanders Fields) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

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

Comments

This coloured $2 coin was released into circulation by the RAM. It celebrates Remembrance Day, the 11th of November, where at 11am a minutes silence is observed to remember all fallen combatants In all wars.

The coin was also released in a folding coincard with a central "C" Mintmark.


Australia Post released the non-mintmarked coin in a standard PNC. (11,000 Copies)


Australia Post then issued a limited edition PNC containing the non-mintmarked coin. (1,111 Copies)


The coin was re-released (with a 2018 Date) 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
2015  125,000 5% Circulating - Mint Roll (5000 Rolls)
2015  2,151,000 3.01 2.36 5.37 91% Circulation
2015  1,111 0.3% UNC in Limited Edition PNC
2015  11,000 1.0% UNC in PNC
2015 C 30,002 9% UNC in Coincard
2018  29,450 4.73 8% UNC in 30th Anniversary Set

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