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Coin: Two Cents 1985

Circulation 2 cent coins of 1985 were produced with a re-cut die showing the Queen with "wiry hair and bushy eyebrows". The coins in mint sets and the proof of this year however still used the old die.

CountryNew Zealand CurrencyNew Zealand Dollar
Face value2 (x Cent) TypeTwo Cents
Year1985 CurrentNo (demonetised 1990)
Mintage22,532,000 (22.5 million)
NameMint markMintage
Royal Canadian Mint No mint mark 22,500,000 (22.5 million)
Royal Australian Mint No mint mark 32,000 (32000)
MaterialBronze DesignerReginald George James Berry
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)21.0800 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)4.1400

Diademed bust of Queen Elizabeth II right (portrait by Arnold Machin, known as the "Second portrait"). Around, ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1985.

Obverse inscription ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1985

Two kowhai flowers and leaves surrounding the figure "2". In tiny letters, the designer's initials JB (for [Reginald George] James Berry).

Reverse inscription


EdgePlain Edge inscription


Two Cents 1985: Known varieties
In sets (Royal Australian Mint) 20,000 (included in main number) (hover mouse for text)
Proof (Royal Australian Mint) 12,000 (included in main number) (hover mouse for text)
Two Cents 1985: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsNew Zealand KM# 32.2 (circulation coins)
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsNew Zealand KM# 32.1 (proofs and coins in sets)
Two Cents 1985: References to Information Used
Reserve Bank of New Zealand Mint link
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mint Proof and set mint
Reserve Bank of New Zealand Mintage link
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mintage Proof and set mintage
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Varieties Proof and set
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