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Coin: Two Dollars 1988
Description

Unlike later issues, the 1988 and 1989 dated coins carry the designer's initials HH in the lower left field.

CountryAustralia CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Face value2 (x Dollar) TypeTwo Dollars Aboriginal Elder
Year1988 CurrentYes
Mintage160,745,000 (160.7 million)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Australian Mint No mint mark 160,745,000 (160.7 million)
MaterialAluminium-Bronze DesignerHorst Hahne
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)20.5000 Thickness (mm)2.8000
Mass (g)6.6000
Obverse

Crowned bust of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing pearls (effigy known as the "Third portrait"). Around, ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1988. In tiny letters on neck truncation, the designer's initials RDM (for Raphael David Maklouf).

Obverse inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1988
Reverse

The reverse design includes a representation of the head and shoulders of a traditional Australian Aboriginal (half-length figure of Aboriginal male, bare-chested, facing three-quarters right), a representation of the Southern Cross and a representation of Australian flora. To the right, in two lines, the value and denomination 2 DOLLARS.

Reverse inscription2 DOLLARS
EdgeMilled interrupted (20 notches in 4 sections) Edge inscriptionNone
Two Dollars 1988: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Proof 45,000 (included in main number)
Two Dollars 1988: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustralia KM# 101
Two Dollars 1988: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Royal Australian Mint 2016 Mint link
Royal Australian Mint 2016 Mintage link
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mintage Circulation and proof mintage
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Varieties Proof
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List of all (41) coins of type: Australia / Two Dollars
Two Dollars 1988 Two Dollars 1989 Two Dollars 1990 Two Dollars 1991 (mint sets only) Two Dollars 1992 Two Dollars 1993
Two Dollars 1994 Two Dollars 1995 Two Dollars 1996 Two Dollars 1997 Two Dollars 1998 Two Dollars 1999
Two Dollars 2000 Two Dollars 2001 Two Dollars 2002 Two Dollars 2003 Two Dollars 2004 Two Dollars 2005
Two Dollars 2006 Two Dollars 2007 Two Dollars 2008 Two Dollars 2009 Two Dollars 2010 Two Dollars 2011
Two Dollars 2012 Two Dollars 2012 Remembrance Day (Poppy) Two Dollars 2013 Two Dollars 2013 Coronation (Purple) Two Dollars 2014 Two Dollars 2014 Remembrance Day (Green)
Two Dollars 2015 Two Dollars 2015 Remembrance Day (Red) Two Dollars 2015 Remembrance Day (Orange) Two Dollars 2016 Two Dollars 2016 Olympics Blue Two Dollars 2016 Olympics Black
Two Dollars 2016 Olympics Red Two Dollars 2016 Olympics Yellow Two Dollars 2016 Olympics Green Two Dollars 2016 Paralympic Two Dollars 2016 Changeover