Two Cents 2012 (Gold), Coin from Australia - detailed information

Two Cents 2012 (Gold), Coin from Australia
CoinTwo Cents 2012 (Gold)

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 Together with coins of the one cent denomination, it was withdrawn from circulation in February 1992.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 2012, the Royal Australian Mint struck some in gold as an item for collectors. They are "mini coins" (0.5g of 0.9999 gold, diameter of 11.15 mm) and are part of an eight-coin proof set.

MintRoyal Australian Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage2,000

The obverse shows the crowned mature head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (her 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 small 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 2012.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2012

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 Inscription 2
EdgeEdge Inscription
Two Cents 2012 (Gold): References to Information Used
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Two Cents 2012 (Gold): Details
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeTwo Cents, NCLT
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value2 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage2,000
DesignerStuart Devlin
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
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Two Cents 2012 (Gold): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustralia KM# 2033