|Coin||Two Cents 1989|
The Australian two-cent coin is the second smallest denomination coin of the Australian dollar. Coins issued in 1989 circulated for only three years before, together with coins of the one cent denomination, they were withdrawn from circulation in February 1992. They were not demonetised though and remain legal tender.
|Mint||Royal Australian Mint
||Mintage||124,500,000 (124.5 million)
Crowned bust of Queen Elizabeth II wearing a pearl necklace, facing right (effigy known as the "Third Portrait"); incuse in tiny letters on neck truncation, the designer's initials RDM (for Raphael David Maklouf).
Around, the monarch's legend and the date: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1989.
||ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1989
The reverse features a frilled lizard with neck frill extended and mouth open, designed and sculpted by Stuart Devlin. The denomination numeral 2 [cents] is left of the lizard's head; below its body in (very) tiny letters, the designer's initials SD.
Krause lists circulation mintage of 110,000,000 plus 67,000 proofs.