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Coin: Two Cents 1991 (mint sets only)
Description

The Australian two-cent coin is the second smallest denomination of the Australian dollar. In 1991, no circulation coins were issued; they were only produced for mint sets (regular coins and proofs). The denomination was withdrawn from circulation the next year, in February 1992. However, it was not demonetised and these coins remain legal tender.

In 1991, silver proofs were also minted (mass of 6.06g., 0.925 silver = 0.1791 ASW).

CountryAustralia CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Face value2 (x Cent) TypeTwo Cents
Year1991 CurrentNo
Mintage189,000 (189000)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Australian Mint No mint mark 189,000 (189000)
MaterialBronze DesignerStuart Devlin
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)21.5900 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)5.2000
Obverse

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 1991.

Obverse inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1991
Reverse

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.

Reverse inscription2
EdgePlain Edge inscriptionNone
Two Cents 1991 (mint sets only): Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Proof 41,000 (included in main number)
Silver proof 25,000
Two Cents 1991 (mint sets only): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustralia KM# 79, 79a (Silver proof)
Two Cents 1991 (mint sets only): References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mintage
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Varieties Proof, Silver proof
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