Two Dollars 2016 Paralympic, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Two Dollars 2016 Paralympic, Coin from Australia
CoinTwo Dollars 2016 Paralympic

To celebrate the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, the Royal Australian Mint launched a series of limited edition Australian Olympic and Paralympic $2 coins.

The collection includes five Australian Olympic coins, each designed to showcase one of the Olympic Rings (with a distinctive striped circle around the centre, coloured as the respective Olympic ring: blue, black, red, yellow and green), and one Australian Paralympic coin, Australia's first multi-coloured $2 coin.

Interestingly, the coins were released into circulation exclusively through the Woolworths chain of supermarkets, with customers receiving them in their change only (one colour every week; the Paralympic coins were released on 22 August 2016). A limited number were also issued in special folders.

Coins issued in 2016 have now been in circulation for only three years.

MintRoyal Australian Mint Mintage2,199,449
Obverse
Australia / Two Dollars 2016 Paralympic - 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 2016.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2016
Reverse
Australia / Two Dollars 2016 Paralympic - reverse photo

Around a central design, multi-coloured ribbons forming a ring. Above, a figure of a Paralympic participant racing in a wheelchair. Around below the multi-coloured circle, the value and denomination TWO DOLLARS.

Around below near the rim, 2016 AUSTRALIAN PARALYMPIC TEAM.

Reverse Inscription TWO DOLLARS 2016 AUSTRALIAN PARALYMPIC TEAM
EdgeMilled interrupted (20 notches in 4 sections)Edge InscriptionNone
Notes

Sources of original information

Circulation mintage (RAM Item Code 410187):
Royal Australian Mint (2016). 2015-2016 Annual Report, p105. Retrieved from https://www.ramint.gov.au/annual-reports (PDF)

Mintage of carded collector issue (RAM Item Code 510954):
Royal Australian Mint (2017). 2016-2017 Annual Report, p106. Retrieved from https://www.ramint.gov.au/annual-reports (PDF)

Two Dollars 2016 Paralympic: Known varieties
Variety In presentation folder Australia / Two Dollars 2016 Paralympic / In presentation folder - reverse photo
Mintage 199,449 (included in total)
Details

RAM Item Code: 510954. Issue price: AU$3.

Two Dollars 2016 Paralympic: References to Information Used
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All (50) Coins of Country: Australia, Type: Two Dollars
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Two Dollars 1988 160,700,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1988
Two Dollars 1989 31,637,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1989
Two Dollars 1990 10,330,500 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1990
Two Dollars 1991 (mint sets only) unknown Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1991
Two Dollars 1992 15,551,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1992
Two Dollars 1993 4,870,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1993
Two Dollars 1994 22,143,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1994
Two Dollars 1995 15,500,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1995
Two Dollars 1996 13,909,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1996
Two Dollars 1997 19,039,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1997
Two Dollars 1998 8,719,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1998
Two Dollars 1999 27,300,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1999
Two Dollars 2000 5,741,153 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2000
Two Dollars 2001 35,709,569 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2001
Two Dollars 2002 29,847,062 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2002
Two Dollars 2003 13,695,090 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2003
Two Dollars 2004 20,134,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2004
Two Dollars 2005 45,500,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2005
Two Dollars 2006 40,500,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2006
Two Dollars 2007 26,000,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2007
Two Dollars 2008 47,000,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2008
Two Dollars 2009 74,500,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2009
Two Dollars 2010 36,500,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2010
Two Dollars 2011 1,800,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2011
Two Dollars 2012 5,900,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2012
Two Dollars 2012 Remembrance Day (Poppy) 6,300,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2012
Two Dollars 2013 35,100,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2013
Two Dollars 2013 Coronation (Purple) 1,029,967 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2013
Two Dollars 2014 39,900,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2014
Two Dollars 2014 Remembrance Day (Green) 1,883,500 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2014
Two Dollars 2015 22,000,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2015
Two Dollars 2015 Remembrance Day (Red) 1,481,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2015
Two Dollars 2015 Remembrance Day (Orange) 2,200,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2015
Two Dollars 2016 35,770,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2016
Two Dollars 2016 Olympics Blue 2,000,575 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2016
Two Dollars 2016 Olympics Black 2,000,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2016
Two Dollars 2016 Olympics Red 2,000,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2016
Two Dollars 2016 Olympics Yellow 2,000,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2016
Two Dollars 2016 Olympics Green 2,000,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2016
Two Dollars 2016 Paralympic 2,199,449 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2016
Two Dollars 2016 Changeover 2,981,888 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2016 FIFTY YEARS
Two Dollars 2017 16,400,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2017
Two Dollars 2017 Remembrance Day (Blue and Green) 2,100,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2017
Two Dollars 2018 unknown Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2018
Two Dollars 2019 (Fourth Portrait) unknown Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
Two Dollars 2019 Repatriation (Black and Red) unknown Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
Two Dollars 2019 Police Remembrance (Blue and White) unknown Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
Two Dollars 2019 Wallabies (multi-colour) unknown Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
Two Dollars 2019 (Fifth Portrait) unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2019
Two Dollars 2020 unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020
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Two Dollars 2016 Paralympic: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeTwo Dollars Circulating Commemorative
Issued2016
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyPortrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Face Value2 (x Dollar)
Mintage2,199,449
CurrentYes
MaterialAluminium-Bronze
DesignerBronwyn King
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)20.5000
Thickness (mm)2.8000
Mass (g)6.6000
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