Two Dollars Aboriginal Elder, Coin Type from Australia - detailed information

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

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 1988 and 1989 dated coins carried the designer's initials HH in the lower left, but these were in later issues.

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.

Obverse

Effigy of the ruling monarch, legend.

Obverse Inscription Legend of the ruling monarch
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 Inscription 2 DOLLARS
EdgeMilled interrupted (20 notches in 4 sections)Edge InscriptionNone
Coin Type: Two Dollars Aboriginal Elder - (35) 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 (Fourth Portrait) Australia / Two Dollars 2019 (Fourth Portrait) - reverse photo Australia / Two Dollars 2019 (Fourth Portrait) - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: unknown
Two Dollars 2019 (Fifth Portrait) Australia / Two Dollars 2019 (Fifth Portrait) - reverse photo Australia / Two Dollars 2019 (Fifth Portrait) - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: unknown
Two Dollars 2020 Australia / Two Dollars 2020 - reverse photo Australia / Two Dollars 2020 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: unknown
Two Dollars 2021 Australia / Two Dollars 2021 - reverse photo Australia / Two Dollars 2021 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: unknown
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Two Dollars Aboriginal Elder: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Sub-type ofTwo Dollars
From1988
Face Value2 (x Dollar)
CurrentYes
MaterialAluminium-Bronze
DesignerHorst Hahne
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size20.500 mm
Thickness2.800 mm
Mass6.600 g
Two Dollars Aboriginal Elder: Photos
ImageDetails
Coin, Australia, Elizabeth II, 2 Dollars, 1988
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Coin, Australia, Elizabeth II, 2 Dollars, 1988
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