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Coin: Two Cents 2006 (mint sets only)
Description

The Australian two-cent coin is the second smallest denomination coin of the Australian dollar. Together with coins of the one cent denomination, it was withdrawn from circulation in February 1992. The coins were not demonetised though and remain legal tender.

In 2006, the Royal Australian Mint produced some for mint sets (regular coins and proofs), celebrating the 40th anniversary of the denomination.

Gold proofs have a diameter of 21.59mm, weigh 11.31g and are of 0.999 purity (0.3633 oz. AGW).

Silver proofs of the same year have Her Majesty's "Second Portrait" (by Arnold Machin) and are listed separately.

CountryAustralia CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Face value2 (x Cent) TypeTwo Cents (NCLT)
Year2006 CurrentNo
Mintage84,407 (84407)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Australian Mint No mint mark 84,407 (84407)
MaterialBronze DesignerStuart Devlin
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)21.5900 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)5.2000
Obverse

Crowned mature head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (effigy known as the "Fourth Portrait"). The Queen wears the "Girls of Great Britain and Ireland" diamond tiara, a wedding gift from Queen Mary (Her Majesty's grandmother) in 1947 - which she also has on the Machin and the Gottwald portraits.

In tiny letters below the head, the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley).

Around the effigy is the monarch's legend and the date: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2006.

Obverse inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2006
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 2006 (mint sets only): Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Proof 45,373
Gold proof 300
Two Cents 2006 (mint sets only): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustralia KM# 768, 768b (Gold proof)
Two Cents 2006 (mint sets only): References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
McDonald, Australian Coins and Banknotes Mint
McDonald, Australian Coins and Banknotes Mintage
McDonald, Australian Coins and Banknotes Varieties Proof, Gold proof
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List of all (32) coins of type: Australia / Two Cents
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Two Cents 1978 Two Cents 1979 Two Cents 1980 Two Cents 1981 Two Cents 1982 Two Cents 1983
Two Cents 1984 Two Cents 1985 Two Cents 1986 (mint sets only) Two Cents 1987 (mint sets only) Two Cents 1988 Two Cents 1989
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