Two Cents, Coin Type from New Zealand - detailed information

Two Cents, Coin Type from New Zealand (issued 1967 - 1988)
Coin TypeTwo Cents

The New Zealand two-cent coin was the second smallest denomination coin of the New Zealand dollar from the currency's introduction in 1967 to its demonetisation, along with the one-cent coin, on 30 April 1990. Its reverse featured two kowhai flowers, considered emblematic of New Zealand. The image was designed by Reginald George James Berry, who designed the reverses for all coins introduced that year.

Two Cents pieces were last issued for circulation in 1987. A further 24,000 were issued in 1988 sets.

According to the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, a total of 440,370,000 (440 mln) circulation coins of the denomination were minted throughout its existence.

Counting coins in mint sets and proofs, a total of 441,152,065 (441 million) coins of the denomination were minted. This is the sum of all coins listed below, minus the estimated mintage of the "Bahamas mule" which is included in the figure for the regular circulation coins of this year.

The two cent coins were demonetised on 1 May 1990.

Obverse

Effigy of the monarch (Queen Elizabeth II throughout the existence of the coin), legend, date.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND [year]
Reverse

Two curved kowhai flowers and leaves surrounding the figure 2 [cents] at lower right. The artist's initials JB (for [Reginald George] James Berry) are in tiny letters under the last leaf.

Reverse Inscription 2
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Coin Type: Two Cents - (23) Coins
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Two Cents: Details
CountryNew Zealand
CurrencyNew Zealand Dollar
From1967
To1988
Face Value2 (x Cent)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1990)
MaterialBronze
DesignerReginald George James Berry
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size21.0800 mm
Mass4.1400 g
Two Cents: Photos
ImageDetails
Two Cents: Photo New Zealand - 2 Cents - 1975 New Zealand - 2 Cents - 1975
Copyright: Numi Art Collection
Source
Two Cents: Photo New Zealand - 2 Cents - 1975 New Zealand - 2 Cents - 1975
Copyright: Numi Art Collection
Source