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2 Dollars - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - 2016 Australian Paralympic Team

2 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 2016 Australian Paralympic Team) -  obverse2 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 2016 Australian Paralympic Team) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2016
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 ↑↑

Commemorative issue

2016 Australian Paralympic Team

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2016
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

Paralympian in Wheelchair Race
Australian Paralympic Committee Logo centred in the wheel of a Racing Wheelchair. The wheels of the Racing Wheelchair are stylistically depicted in Yellow, Green, Blue & Red colours

Lettering:
TWO DOLLARS
2016 AUSTRALIAN PARALYMPIC TEAM

Designer: Bronwyn King

Bronwyn King is a coin designer with the Royal Australian mint.

Edge

Smooth with 4 short reeded segments (5 grooves each)

2 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 2016 Australian Paralympic Team) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

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

Comments

The inaugural Paralympic Games took place in Rome in 1960. Since then these Games have been held in each host city following the Olympic Games.

Australians have participated in every Paralympics to date and have achieved a top five finish on the medal tally at every Games since 1996.

This commemorative piece is the first $2 coin to feature multiple colours representative of the Australian Paralympic Committee logo, incorporated into the design, capturing a moment in a wheelchair race at its dynamic best. This design embodies the spirit of the Australian Paralympic Committee’s ‘Believe’ campaign, conveying the self-belief and strength needed to become an elite athlete. Official 2016 Australian Paralympic Team Partner Woolworths, will release this coloured coin commemorating the Games from checkout tills inchange to customers.

The coin was also issued uncirculated in a coincard.

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2016  2,000,000 1.88 3.04 2.95 3.62 86% Circulation
2016  7.51 22% UNC in Coincard

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