2 Dollars - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - 50th Anniversary of Decimal Currency
|Type||Circulating commemorative coin|
2.00 AUD = 1.37 USD
|Orientation||Medal alignment ↑↑|
50th Anniversary of Decimal Currency
Small Version of the 4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara above a reproduction of 1 Crown (5 Shillings) Coin
COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA (Within the Crown)
A male Aboriginal Elder, The 5 stars of the Southern Cross constellation and Australian native grasstrees
Smooth with 4 short reeded segments (5 grooves each)
© Mike Bentley
This coin was released as part of the RAM 2016 Mint and Proof Sets and commemorates the Changeover 50 years ago to decimal currency in Australia. It is unusual in that the Obverse of the coin has a miniature Ian Rank-Broadly Queens Head and a representation of an Australian Crown coin (5 Shillings) as issued in 1937 & 1938. The Reverse of the coin is the same as a standard definitive 2 Dollar coin. This coin was also released as a circulation coin in 2016 alongside the normal definitive version.
This was the UNC Mint Set.
The RAM issued a "Push in Folder" for collectors to keep all six of the "Changeover" circulating coins:
An UNC version of the coin was included in the 30th Anniversary of the Two Dollar Coin (1988-2018) Set dated 2018:
© Amer Salmeh
A Proof version of the coin (Dated 2018) was included in the three coin proof set celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the $2 coin in 2018.
Also released by Australia Post as a Postal Numismatic Cover (2016 Issue 05)
- 5 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 50th Anniversary of Decimal Currency)
- 10 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 50th Anniversary of Decimal Currency)
- 20 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 50th Anniversary of Decimal Currency)
- 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 50th Anniversary of Decimal Currency)
- 1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 50th Anniversary of Decimal Currency)
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|2016||3%||Circulating; Sealed Mint Bag|
|2016||20,852||4%||Proof Year Set|
|2016||9,000||0.3%||UNC in PNC|
|2016||1,250||0.00%||UNC Set - World Money Fair Berlin|
|2016||100,000||14%||UNC Year Set|
|2018||1,988||1.4%||Proof in 30th Anniversary 3 Coin Set|
|2018||30,000||4.43||7%||UNC in 30th Anniversary Set|
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