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Detailed information about Coin: Two Cents 2006 (Silver, Second Portrait) from Australia

Coin: Two Cents 2006 (Silver, Second Portrait)

Australian one cent coins were withdrawn from circulation in February 1992. However (as of 2016), they are still legal tender.

In 2006, no circulation coins were issued; they were only produced for mint sets (regular coins and proofs).

Unlike all other coins of the same year, silver proofs have Her Majesty's "second effigy" (by Arnold Machin), which was last used in Australia in 1984. They have a diameter of 21.6mm, weigh 5.18g and are of 0.999 purity (0.1664 oz. ASW).

CountryAustralia CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Face value2 (x Cent) TypeTwo Cents
Year2006 CurrentYes
Mintage6,500 (6500)
NameMint markMintage
Royal Australian Mint No mint mark 6,500 (6500)
MaterialBronze DesignerStuart Devlin
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)21.5900 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)5.2000

Diademed bust of Queen Elizabeth II right (portrait by Arnold Machin, known as the "Second portrait"). Around, ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2006.

Obverse inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2006

The reverse features a frilled lizard with neck frill extended and mouth open; the denomination numeral 2 [cents] is left of the lizard's head and the artist's initials SD below its body.

Reverse inscription


EdgePlain Edge inscription


Two Cents 2006 (Silver, Second Portrait): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustralia KM# 63a
Two Cents 2006 (Silver, Second Portrait): References to Information Used
McDonald, Australian Coins and Banknotes Mint
McDonald, Australian Coins and Banknotes Mintage
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List of all (31) coins of type: Australia / Two Cents
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Two Cents 1972 Two Cents 1973 Two Cents 1974 Two Cents 1975 Two Cents 1976 Two Cents 1977
Two Cents 1978 Two Cents 1979 Two Cents 1980 Two Cents 1981 Two Cents 1982 Two Cents 1983
Two Cents 1984 Two Cents 1985 Two Cents 1986 (mint sets only) Two Cents 1987 (mint sets only) Two Cents 1988 Two Cents 1989
Two Cents 1990 (mint sets only) Two Cents 1991 (mint sets only) Two Cents 2006 (mint sets only) Two Cents 2006 (Silver, Second Portrait) Two Cents 2009 Decimal Pattern Two Cents 2011 (Silver)
Two Cents 2012 (Gold)