Two Dollars 2001, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Two Dollars 2001, Coin from Australia
CoinTwo Dollars 2001

The two dollar coin denomination (written as $2) was introduced on 20 June 1988, when it replaced the banknote of the same value. The reverse design by Horst Hahne features a representation of the head and shoulders of a traditional Australian Aboriginal elder (hence the popular name for the coin type, the Aboriginal Elder), a representation of the Southern Cross and a representation of Australian flora. It was inspired by a drawing by Mr Ainslie Roberts depicting aboriginal man Gwoya Jungarai, hence the coin being listed as "Gwoya Jungarai" type in some recent catalogues.

Coins issued in 2001 have now been in circulation for 19 years.

MintRoyal Australian Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage35,709,569 (35.7 million)
Obverse
Australia / Two Dollars 2001 - obverse photo

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 2001.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2001
Reverse
Australia / Two Dollars 2001 - reverse photo

The reverse design includes a representation of the head and shoulders of a traditional Australian Aboriginal (half-length figure of Aboriginal male, bare-chested, facing three-quarters right), a representation of the Southern Cross and a representation of Australian flora. To the right, in two lines, the value and denomination 2 DOLLARS.

Reverse Inscription 2 DOLLARS
EdgeMilled interrupted (20 notches in 4 sections)Edge InscriptionNone
Notes

Mintage figure includes:
3,565,000 circulation coins dated 2001, minted in the 2001/2002 financial year (ending 30 June)
103,434 brilliant uncirculated coins in sets, minted 2000/2001
19,882 brilliant uncirculated coins in sets, minted 2001/2002
66,421 proofs, minted 2000/2001
8,159 proofs, minted 2001/2002

Sources of original information:

Royal Australian Mint, Annual Report 2000 - 2001 (2001), p55. Retrieved from https://www.ramint.gov.au/annual-reports (PDF)
Royal Australian Mint, Annual Report 2001 - 2002 (2002), pp 53, 55. Retrieved from https://www.ramint.gov.au/annual-reports (PDF)

Two Dollars 2001: Known varieties
Variety In mint sets
Mintage Issued: 123,316 (included in total)
Details

Brilliant Uncirculated coins in mint sets (minted during 2000/2001 financial year + minted 2001/2002):
Centenary of Federation 2001 Uncirculated Six Coin Set - incl. Centenary of Federation 50 Cents (Federal) and Centenary of Federation $1, 79,952 + 10,870
Centenary of Federation Australian Baby Coin Set - as above, but in a folder with matching illustrated cover, 23,482 + 9,012

Variety Proof FDC
Mintage Issued: 74,580 (included in total)
Details

Proof coins in mint sets (minted during 2000/2001 financial year + minted 2001/2002):
Centenary of Federation 2001 Proof Six Coin Set - incl. coloured Centenary of Federation 50 Cents (Federal) and coloured Centenary of Federation $1, 54,951 + 4,618
Centenary of Federation Australian Baby Coin Set - Proof - as above, but in a box with matching illustrated cover, 11,470 + 3,541

Variety Gold Proof FDC
Mintage Issued: 193
Material0.999 Gold
Details

16.03 g of 99.9% gold. Part of the 6-coin Centenary of Federation 2001 Proof Set - Gold (called 2001 Commemorative Gold Coin Set in catalogues), issued in a myrtle-wood box.

Renniks lists mintage of 650.

Variety Smaller portrait
Mintage Issued: unknown (included in total)
Details

Smaller Queen's portrait on obverse, letters IRB in designer's initials joined.

Two Dollars 2001: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Royal Australian Mint 2016 Mint link
Royal Australian Mint 2016 Mintage link
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mintage Circulation and proof mintage
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Varieties Proof, Smaller portrait
All (50) Coins of Country: Australia, Type: Two Dollars
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Two Dollars 1988 160,700,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1988
Two Dollars 1989 31,637,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1989
Two Dollars 1990 10,330,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1990
Two Dollars 1991 (mint sets only) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1991
Two Dollars 1992 15,551,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1992
Two Dollars 1993 4,870,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1993
Two Dollars 1994 22,143,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1994
Two Dollars 1995 15,500,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1995
Two Dollars 1996 13,909,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1996
Two Dollars 1997 19,039,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1997
Two Dollars 1998 8,719,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1998
Two Dollars 1999 27,300,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1999
Two Dollars 2000 5,741,153 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2000
Two Dollars 2001 35,709,569 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2001
Two Dollars 2002 29,847,062 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2002
Two Dollars 2003 13,695,090 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2003
Two Dollars 2004 20,134,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2004
Two Dollars 2005 45,500,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2005
Two Dollars 2006 40,500,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2006
Two Dollars 2007 26,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2007
Two Dollars 2008 47,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2008
Two Dollars 2009 74,500,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2009
Two Dollars 2010 36,500,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2010
Two Dollars 2011 1,800,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2011
Two Dollars 2012 5,900,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2012
Two Dollars 2012 Remembrance Day (Poppy) 6,300,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2012
Two Dollars 2013 35,100,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2013
Two Dollars 2013 Coronation (Purple) 1,029,967 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2013
Two Dollars 2014 39,900,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2014
Two Dollars 2014 Remembrance Day (Green) 1,883,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2014
Two Dollars 2015 22,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2015
Two Dollars 2015 Remembrance Day (Red) 1,481,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2015
Two Dollars 2015 Remembrance Day (Orange) 2,200,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2015
Two Dollars 2016 35,770,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2016
Two Dollars 2016 Olympics Blue 2,000,575 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2016
Two Dollars 2016 Olympics Black 2,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2016
Two Dollars 2016 Olympics Red 2,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2016
Two Dollars 2016 Olympics Yellow 2,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2016
Two Dollars 2016 Olympics Green 2,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2016
Two Dollars 2016 Paralympic 2,199,449 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2016
Two Dollars 2016 Changeover 2,981,888 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2016 FIFTY YEARS
Two Dollars 2017 16,400,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2017
Two Dollars 2017 Remembrance Day (Blue and Green) 2,100,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2017
Two Dollars 2018 unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2018
Two Dollars 2019 (Fourth Portrait) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
Two Dollars 2019 Repatriation (Black and Red) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
Two Dollars 2019 Police Remembrance (Blue and White) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
Two Dollars 2019 Wallabies (multi-colour) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
Two Dollars 2019 (Fifth Portrait) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2019
Two Dollars 2020 unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020
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Two Dollars 2001: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeTwo Dollars Aboriginal Elder
Issued2001
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value2 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage35,709,569 (35.7 million)
CurrentYes
MaterialAluminium-Bronze
DesignerHorst Hahne
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size20.500 mm
Thickness2.800 mm
Mass6.600 g
OCC IDQYAP-VZEY-RCMO-LMDW
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Two Dollars 2001: Photos
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Australia, Elizabeth II, 2 Dollars, 2001
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Two Dollars 2001: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustralia KM# 406