|Coin||Two Dollars 2001|
|Mint||Royal Australian Mint
||Mintage||35,709,569 (35.7 million)
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.
||ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2001
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.
|Edge||Milled interrupted (20 notches in 4 sections)||Edge Inscription||None|
No circulation two dollar pieces dated 2001 were minted in the 2000/2001 financial year (ending 30 June).
Sources of original information:
Royal Australian Mint, Annual Report 2000 - 2001 (2001), p. 53. Retrieved from https://www.ramint.gov.au/sites/default/files/AnnualReport2001_small.pdf