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Australia: Coin Two Dollars 2017
CoinTwo Dollars 2017

The two dollar coin denomination 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 recent catalogues.

Coins issued in 2017 have now been in circulation for only one year.

MintRoyal Australian Mint
Obverse

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 2017.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2017
Reverse

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
Two Dollars 2017: References to Information Used
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Royal Australian Mint 2017 Mint link
All Coins of Country: Australia, Type: Two Dollars (44)
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 5,706,000 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 29,728,514 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 Remembrance Day (Poppy) 6,300,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2012
Two Dollars 2012 5,900,000 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 2,000,000 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 Yellow 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 Green 2,000,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2016
Two Dollars 2016 Paralympic 2,000,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2016
Two Dollars 2016 Changeover unknown Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2016 FIFTY YEARS
Two Dollars 2017 unknown Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2017
Two Dollars 2017 Remembrance Day (Blue and Green) unknown 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
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Two Dollars 2017: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeTwo Dollars Aboriginal Elder
Issued2017
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyPortrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Face Value2 (x Dollar)
CurrentYes
Mintageunknown
MaterialAluminium-Bronze
DesignerHorst Hahne
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)20.5000
Thickness (mm)2.8000
Mass (g)6.6000
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Two Dollars 2017: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustralia KM# 406