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Coin: Two Dollars 2012 Remembrance Day (Poppy)

Coin commemorating Remembrance Day with an image of a poppy.

CountryAustralia CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Face value2 (x Dollar) TypeTwo Dollars Circulating Commemorative
Year2012 CurrentYes
Mintage6,300,000 (6.3 million)
NameMint markMintage
Royal Australian Mint No mint mark 6,300,000 (6.3 million)
MaterialAluminium-Bronze DesignerAaron Baggio
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)20.5000 Thickness (mm)2.8000
Mass (g)6.6000

Crowned head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (effigy known as the "Fourth portrait"). In tiny letters below head the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley). Around, ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2012.

Obverse inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2012

A central circle containing the words "REMEMBRANCE DAY" in microtext repeated and presented in 11 rows. The central circle also contains the words "LEST WE FORGET" in microtext in inverse order, repeated and presented in 11 rows. The design includes a coloured representation of a red poppy flower in the foreground, two representations of a poppy flower as well as the inscriptions "TWO DOLLARS" and "REMEMBRANCE".

On a limited number of coins the poppy is coloured red and black.

Reverse inscription


EdgeMilled interrupted (20 notches in 4 sections) Edge inscription


Two Dollars 2012 Remembrance Day (Poppy): Known varieties
Red poppy 500,000 (included in main number) (hover mouse for text)
Privy mark C unknown
Two Dollars 2012 Remembrance Day (Poppy): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustralia KM# 2007, 2007a (Red poppy)
Two Dollars 2012 Remembrance Day (Poppy): References to Information Used
Royal Australian Mint 2016 Mint link
Royal Australian Mint 2016 Mintage link
Royal Australian Mint Varieties link Red poppy
Royal Australian Mint 2016 Design link
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Two Dollars 2012 Remembrance Day (Poppy): Some useful external links
Frequently Asked Questions - $2 Remembrance Day Poppy Coin | Royal Australian Mint Federal Register of Legislation: Currency (Royal Australian Mint) Determination 2012 (No. 1)
Australia's first commemorative $2 coin remembers them | Royal Australian Mint Australian Coin Collecting Blog - 2012 Commemorative Circulation 2 Dollar
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