Two Dollars, Coin Type from Australia - detailed information

Two Dollars, Coin Type from Australia (issued 1988 - )
Coin TypeTwo Dollars

The $2 coin was first introduced on 20 June 1988. Planning for a $2 coin commenced around the same time as that for the $1 coin. Like the $1 coin, the $2 coin replaced the note of the same denomination which had a short service life through high use.

A number of designers were invited to contribute designs for the $2 based on a design brief to include a representation of the head and shoulders of a traditional Australian Aboriginal, a representation of the Southern Cross and a representation of Australian flora. The selected design was prepared by Mr Horst Hahne, with inspiration taken from a drawing by Mr Ainslie Roberts.

The size of the $2 was determined after consideration of the needs of the visually impaired community, security considerations, a desire to avoid shaped coins, practical limitations to the diameter and thickness of coins, and to allow for future expansion of Australia's circulating coin array. When introduced, it was necessary to accommodate this new coin with seven existing denominations.

Composition: 92% copper, 6% aluminium, 2% nickel.

All $2 coins have been struck at the Royal Australian Mint.

Obverse
Australia / Two Dollars - obverse photo

Australian decimal coins have carried four portraits of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second.

The inclusion of an effigy of the Queen on the obverse of Australia's coinage is mandated by Regulation 4 (c) of the Currency Regulations made under the Currency Act 1965. Portraits of Her Majesty have all faced to the right in line with a convention, said to have commenced with Charles II (1660-1685), that the new Monarch's portrait would face in a direction opposite to that of their predecessor.

Obverse Inscription Legend of the ruling monarch
Reverse
Australia / Two Dollars - reverse photo

The reverse design includes a representation of the head and shoulders of a traditional Australian Aboriginal, a representation of the Southern Cross and a representation of Australian flora.

Reverse Inscription 2 DOLLARS
EdgeMilled interrupted (20 notches in 4 sections)Edge InscriptionNone
Notes

If you keep your coins in 2x2 cardboard holders, the best size for two dollar coins is 22.5mm.

Coin Type: Two Dollars - (61) Coins
Coin NameReverseObverseDetails
Two Dollars 1988 Australia / Two Dollars 1988 - reverse photo Australia / Two Dollars 1988 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 160,700,000
Two Dollars 1989 Australia / Two Dollars 1989 - reverse photo Australia / Two Dollars 1989 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 31,637,000
Two Dollars 1990 Australia / Two Dollars 1990 - reverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 10,330,500
Two Dollars 1991 (mint sets only) Australia / Two Dollars 1991 (mint sets only) - reverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: unknown
Two Dollars 1992 Australia / Two Dollars 1992 - reverse photo Australia / Two Dollars 1992 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 15,551,000
Two Dollars 1993 Australia / Two Dollars 1993 - reverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 4,870,000
Two Dollars 1994 Australia / Two Dollars 1994 - reverse photo Australia / Two Dollars 1994 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 22,143,000
Two Dollars 1995 Australia / Two Dollars 1995 - reverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 15,500,000
Two Dollars 1996 Australia / Two Dollars 1996 - reverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 13,909,000
Two Dollars 1997 Australia / Two Dollars 1997 - reverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 19,039,000
Two Dollars 1998 Australia / Two Dollars 1998 - reverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 8,719,000
Two Dollars 1999 Australia / Two Dollars 1999 - reverse photo Australia / Two Dollars 1999 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 27,300,000
Two Dollars 2000 Australia / Two Dollars 2000 - reverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 5,741,153
Two Dollars 2001 Australia / Two Dollars 2001 - reverse photo Australia / Two Dollars 2001 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 35,709,569
Two Dollars 2002 Australia / Two Dollars 2002 - reverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 29,847,062
Two Dollars 2003 Australia / Two Dollars 2003 - reverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 13,695,090
Two Dollars 2004 Australia / Two Dollars 2004 - reverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 20,134,000
Two Dollars 2005 Australia / Two Dollars 2005 - reverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 45,500,000
Two Dollars 2006 Australia / Two Dollars 2006 - reverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 40,500,000
Two Dollars 2007 Australia / Two Dollars 2007 - reverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 26,000,000
Two Dollars 2008 Australia / Two Dollars 2008 - reverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 47,000,000
Two Dollars 2009 Australia / Two Dollars 2009 - reverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 74,500,000
Two Dollars 2010 Australia / Two Dollars 2010 - reverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 36,500,000
Two Dollars 2011 Australia / Two Dollars 2011 - reverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 1,800,000
Two Dollars 2012 Australia / Two Dollars 2012 - reverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 5,900,000
Two Dollars 2012 Remembrance Day (Poppy) Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 6,300,000
Two Dollars 2013 Australia / Two Dollars 2013 - reverse photo Australia / Two Dollars 2013 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 35,100,000
Two Dollars 2013 Coronation (Purple) Australia / Two Dollars 2013 Coronation (Purple) - reverse photo Australia / Two Dollars 2013 Coronation (Purple) - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 1,029,967
Two Dollars 2014 Australia / Two Dollars 2014 - reverse photo Australia / Two Dollars 2014 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 39,900,000
Two Dollars 2014 Remembrance Day (Green) Australia / Two Dollars 2014 Remembrance Day (Green) - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 1,883,500
Two Dollars 2015 Australia / Two Dollars 2015 - reverse photo Australia / Two Dollars 2015 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 22,000,000
Two Dollars 2015 Remembrance Day (Red) Australia / Two Dollars 2015 Remembrance Day (Red) - reverse photo Australia / Two Dollars 2015 Remembrance Day (Red) - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 1,481,000
Two Dollars 2015 Remembrance Day (Orange) Australia / Two Dollars 2015 Remembrance Day (Orange) - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 2,200,000
Two Dollars 2016 Australia / Two Dollars 2016 - reverse photo Australia / Two Dollars 2016 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 35,770,000
Two Dollars 2016 Olympics Blue Australia / Two Dollars 2016 Olympics Blue - reverse photo Australia / Two Dollars 2016 Olympics Blue - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 2,000,575
Two Dollars 2016 Olympics Black Australia / Two Dollars 2016 Olympics Black - reverse photo Australia / Two Dollars 2016 Olympics Black - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 2,000,000
Two Dollars 2016 Olympics Red Australia / Two Dollars 2016 Olympics Red - reverse photo Australia / Two Dollars 2016 Olympics Red - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 2,000,000
Two Dollars 2016 Olympics Yellow Australia / Two Dollars 2016 Olympics Yellow - reverse photo Australia / Two Dollars 2016 Olympics Yellow - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 2,000,000
Two Dollars 2016 Olympics Green Australia / Two Dollars 2016 Olympics Green - reverse photo Australia / Two Dollars 2016 Olympics Green - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 2,000,000
Two Dollars 2016 Paralympic Australia / Two Dollars 2016 Paralympic - reverse photo Australia / Two Dollars 2016 Paralympic - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 2,199,449
Two Dollars 2016 Changeover Australia / Two Dollars 2016 Changeover - reverse photo Australia / Two Dollars 2016 Changeover - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 2,981,888
Two Dollars 2017 Australia / Two Dollars 2017 - reverse photo Australia / Two Dollars 2017 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 16,400,000
Two Dollars 2017 Remembrance Day (Blue and Green) Australia / Two Dollars 2017 Remembrance Day (Blue and Green) - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 2,100,000
Two Dollars 2018 Australia / Two Dollars 2018 - reverse photo Australia / Two Dollars 2018 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: unknown
Two Dollars 2019 Aboriginal Elder (Fourth Portrait) Australia / Two Dollars 2019 Aboriginal Elder (Fourth Portrait) - reverse photo Australia / Two Dollars 2019 Aboriginal Elder (Fourth Portrait) - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: unknown
Two Dollars 2019 Repatriation (Black and Red) Australia / Two Dollars 2019 Repatriation (Black and Red) - reverse photo Australia / Two Dollars 2019 Repatriation (Black and Red) - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: unknown
Two Dollars 2019 Police Remembrance (Blue and White) Australia / Two Dollars 2019 Police Remembrance (Blue and White) - reverse photo Australia / Two Dollars 2019 Police Remembrance (Blue and White) - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: unknown
Two Dollars 2019 Wallabies (multi-colour) Australia / Two Dollars 2019 Wallabies (multi-colour) - reverse photo Australia / Two Dollars 2019 Wallabies (multi-colour) - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: unknown
Two Dollars 2019 Aboriginal Elder (Fifth Portrait) Australia / Two Dollars 2019 Aboriginal Elder (Fifth Portrait) - reverse photo Australia / Two Dollars 2019 Aboriginal Elder (Fifth Portrait) - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: unknown
Two Dollars 2020 Aboriginal Elder Australia / Two Dollars 2020 Aboriginal Elder - reverse photo Australia / Two Dollars 2020 Aboriginal Elder - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: unknown
Two Dollars 2020 Firefighters (Orange) Australia / Two Dollars 2020 Firefighters (Orange) - reverse photo Australia / Two Dollars 2020 Firefighters (Orange) - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: unknown
Two Dollars 2020 Olympic - Resilience (Blue) Australia / Two Dollars 2020 Olympic - Resilience (Blue) - reverse photo Australia / Two Dollars 2020 Olympic - Resilience (Blue) - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 2,000,000
Two Dollars 2020 Olympic - Passion (Black) Australia / Two Dollars 2020 Olympic - Passion (Black) - reverse photo Australia / Two Dollars 2020 Olympic - Passion (Black) - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 2,000,000
Two Dollars 2020 Olympic - Courage (Red) Australia / Two Dollars 2020 Olympic - Courage (Red) - reverse photo Australia / Two Dollars 2020 Olympic - Courage (Red) - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 2,000,000
Two Dollars 2020 Olympic - Striving (Yellow) Australia / Two Dollars 2020 Olympic - Striving (Yellow) - reverse photo Australia / Two Dollars 2020 Olympic - Striving (Yellow) - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 2,000,000
Two Dollars 2020 Olympic - Dedication (Green) Australia / Two Dollars 2020 Olympic - Dedication (Green) - reverse photo Australia / Two Dollars 2020 Olympic - Dedication (Green) - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 2,000,000
Two Dollars 2020 Paralympic Team (multi-colour) Australia / Two Dollars 2020 Paralympic Team (multi-colour) - reverse photo Australia / Two Dollars 2020 Paralympic Team (multi-colour) - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 2,000,000
Two Dollars 2021 Aboriginal Elder Australia / Two Dollars 2021 Aboriginal Elder - reverse photo Australia / Two Dollars 2021 Aboriginal Elder - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: unknown
Two Dollars 2021 Aboriginal Flag (multi-colour) Australia / Two Dollars 2021 Aboriginal Flag (multi-colour) - reverse photo Australia / Two Dollars 2021 Aboriginal Flag (multi-colour) - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: unknown
Two Dollars 2021 Indigenous Military Service (multi-colour) Australia / Two Dollars 2021 Indigenous Military Service (multi-colour) - reverse photo Australia / Two Dollars 2021 Indigenous Military Service (multi-colour) - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: unknown
Two Dollars 2021 Australian Ambulance Services (Green) Australia / Two Dollars 2021 Australian Ambulance Services (Green) - reverse photo Australia / Two Dollars 2021 Australian Ambulance Services (Green) - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: unknown
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Two Dollars: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Sub-types Two Dollars Circulating Commemorative
Two Dollars Aboriginal Elder
From1988
Face Value2 (x Dollar)
CurrentYes
MaterialAluminium-Bronze
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size20.620 mm
Thickness2.800 mm
Mass6.600 g
Two Dollars: Photos
ImageDetails
Coin, Australia, Elizabeth II, 2 Dollars, 1988
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Coin, Australia, Elizabeth II, 2 Dollars, 1988
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