Two Dollars 2012 Remembrance Day (Poppy), Coin from Australia - detailed information

Two Dollars 2012 Remembrance Day (Poppy), Coin from Australia
CoinTwo Dollars 2012 Remembrance Day (Poppy)

Issued to honour those lost in all wars, the Royal Australian Mint's 2012 Remembrance Day $2 commemorative coin was unquestionably one of the major numismatic highlights of 2012.

It is Australia's first circulating commemorative in the two dollar denomination, and the first to be issued in colour. Since the colouring technique was still experimental, only a small number of coins had colour applied to them; these are now a "key date" for coin collectors.

The coloured coins are known as "red poppies", while the regular kinds is known as the "plain poppy" or the "gold poppy" (gold being their colour, not the metal).

MintRoyal Australian Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage6,300,000 (6.3 million)
Obverse
Australia / Two Dollars 2012 Remembrance Day (Poppy) - obverse photo

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 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 2012.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2012
Reverse
Australia / Two Dollars 2012 Remembrance Day (Poppy) - reverse photo

At centre, the coin features a poppy flower - the international symbol for Remembrance Day commemorating those fallen in World War One. On a limited number of coins the poppy is coloured red and black.

The background of the central circle contains the words REMEMBRANCE DAY"in microtext repeated and presented in 11 rows, and the words LEST WE FORGET in microtext in inverse order (facing in the other direction), repeated and presented in 11 rows.

Around above, the face value TWO DOLLARS. Around below, separated by it by two small poppy flowers in the rim, the inscription REMEMBRANCE.

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

Mintage includes 5,800,000 "plain" coins (no colour) and 500,000 with the red poppy.

There is a green blister card edition which is NOT produced by the Royal Australian Mint (the coins are re-packaged in it by a company called DCPL).

Two Dollars 2012 Remembrance Day (Poppy): Known varieties
Variety Red poppy
Images Australia / Two Dollars 2012 Remembrance Day (Poppy) / Red poppy - obverse photo Australia / Two Dollars 2012 Remembrance Day (Poppy) / Red poppy - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 500,000 (included in total)
Details

Commemorating Remembrance Day with an image of a red poppy (the poppy in the centre is selectively coloured red and black).

Variety Privy mark C
Mintage Issued: unknown
Two Dollars 2012 Remembrance Day (Poppy): References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Royal Australian Mint 2016 Mint link
Royal Australian Mint 2016 Mintage link
Royal Australian Mint Varieties link Red poppy
Royal Australian Mint 2016 Design link
All (67) coins of 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 Aboriginal Elder (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 Aboriginal Elder (Fifth Portrait) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2019
Two Dollars 2020 Aboriginal Elder unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020
Two Dollars 2020 Firefighters (Orange) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 2 DOLLARS ·
Two Dollars 2020 Olympic - Resilience (Blue) 2,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 2 DOLLARS ·
Two Dollars 2020 Olympic - Passion (Black) 2,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 2 DOLLARS ·
Two Dollars 2020 Olympic - Courage (Red) 2,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 2 DOLLARS ·
Two Dollars 2020 Olympic - Striving (Yellow) 2,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 2 DOLLARS ·
Two Dollars 2020 Olympic - Dedication (Green) 2,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 2 DOLLARS ·
Two Dollars 2020 Paralympic Team (multi-colour) 2,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 2 DOLLARS ·
Two Dollars 2021 Aboriginal Elder unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021
Two Dollars 2021 Aboriginal Flag (Red and Black) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021 · 2 DOLLARS ·
Two Dollars 2021 Indigenous Military Service (multi-colour) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021 · 2 DOLLARS ·
Two Dollars 2021 Australian Ambulance Services (Green) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021 · 2 DOLLARS ·
Two Dollars 2021 The Wiggles - Captain Feathersword unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021
Two Dollars 2021 The Wiggles - Wags the Dog unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021
Two Dollars 2021 The Wiggles - Henry the Octopus unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021
Two Dollars 2021 The Wiggles - Dorothy the Dinosaur unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021
Two Dollars 2022 Aboriginal Elder unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022
Two Dollars 2022 Honey Bee unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022
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Two Dollars 2012 Remembrance Day (Poppy): Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeTwo Dollars Circulating Commemorative
Issued2012
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value2 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage6,300,000 (6.3 million)
CurrentYes
MaterialAluminium-Bronze
DesignerAaron Baggio
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size20.500 mm
Thickness2.800 mm
Mass6.600 g
OCC IDDBYN-KEDD-CMNE-PQMG
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Two Dollars 2012 Remembrance Day (Poppy): Photos
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2012 $2 Remembrance Red Poppy Coin
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2012 $2 Remembrance Red Poppy Coin
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2012 $2 Remembrance Golden Poppy Coin
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2012 $2 Remembrance Golden Poppy Coin
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Two Dollars 2012 Remembrance Day (Poppy): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustralia KM# 2007, 2007a (Red poppy)