Two Dollars 2019 (Fifth Portrait), Coin from Australia - detailed information

Two Dollars 2019 (Fifth Portrait), Coin from Australia
CoinTwo Dollars 2019 (Fifth Portrait)

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 2019 have now been in circulation for only one year.

MintRoyal Australian Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintageunknown
Obverse
Australia / Two Dollars 2019 (Fifth Portrait) - obverse photo

Crowned old bust of Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the Royal Diamond Diadem crown worn for her Coronation (effigy known as the "Fifth Portrait"), and a necklace. Around the effigy is the monarch's legend and the date: ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2019. Unlike on British coinage, the effigy includes the Queen's shoulders and extends almost to the rim of the coin; consequently, the legend does not run continuously around it.

The artist's initials JC (for Jody Clark) are incuse in tiny letters in the left field of the effigy (on the Queen's right shoulder, near the rim).

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2019
Reverse
Australia / Two Dollars 2019 (Fifth Portrait) - 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

These are the first Australian $2 coins featuring the Queen's Fifth Portrait.

On 2 March 2015 the Royal Mint revealed a new effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, which went into production in the United Kingdom that very day. The new portrait was designed by Jody Clark, the first Royal Mint engraver to be chosen to create a definitive royal coinage portrait in over 100 years.

At that time, the Royal Australian Mint decided to continue with the Fourth Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley. This was changed halfway through 2019; consequently, in 2019 some two dollar coins were issued with the Fourth Portrait and some with the Fifth Portrait.

Two Dollars 2019 (Fifth Portrait): Known varieties
Variety In mint sets Australia / Two Dollars 2019 (Fifth Portrait) / In mint sets - obverse photo Australia / Two Dollars 2019 (Fifth Portrait) / In mint sets - reverse photo
Mintage 20,000
Details

The regular mint sets of the year had the coins of the earlier type, with the Queen's Fourth Portrait. However, this version was issued in a mint set marking the introduction of the Queen's Fifth Effigy in Australia, called Effigies Over Time 2019 Six Coin Uncirculated Set, Royal Australian Mint Product Code: 10163, issue price: A$35.00. The set - with a mintage of 20,000 - featured $2 with the Jody Clark portrait, $1 with the Gottwald portrait, 50 cents with the Ian Rank-Broadley portrait, 20 cents with the Maklouf portrait, 10 cents with the Machin portrait and 5 cents with the Mary Gillick portrait.

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 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1999
Two Dollars 2000 5,741,153 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2000
Two Dollars 2001 35,709,569 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2001
Two Dollars 2002 29,847,062 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2002
Two Dollars 2003 13,695,090 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2003
Two Dollars 2004 20,134,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2004
Two Dollars 2005 45,500,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2005
Two Dollars 2006 40,500,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2006
Two Dollars 2007 26,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2007
Two Dollars 2008 47,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2008
Two Dollars 2009 74,500,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2009
Two Dollars 2010 36,500,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2010
Two Dollars 2011 1,800,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2011
Two Dollars 2012 5,900,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2012
Two Dollars 2012 Remembrance Day (Poppy) 6,300,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2012
Two Dollars 2013 35,100,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2013
Two Dollars 2013 Coronation (Purple) 1,029,967 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2013
Two Dollars 2014 39,900,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2014
Two Dollars 2014 Remembrance Day (Green) 1,883,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2014
Two Dollars 2015 22,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2015
Two Dollars 2015 Remembrance Day (Red) 1,481,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2015
Two Dollars 2015 Remembrance Day (Orange) 2,200,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2015
Two Dollars 2016 35,770,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2016
Two Dollars 2016 Olympics Blue 2,000,575 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2016
Two Dollars 2016 Olympics Black 2,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2016
Two Dollars 2016 Olympics Red 2,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2016
Two Dollars 2016 Olympics Yellow 2,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2016
Two Dollars 2016 Olympics Green 2,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2016
Two Dollars 2016 Paralympic 2,199,449 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2016
Two Dollars 2016 Changeover 2,981,888 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2016 FIFTY YEARS
Two Dollars 2017 16,400,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2017
Two Dollars 2017 Remembrance Day (Blue and Green) 2,100,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2017
Two Dollars 2018 unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2018
Two Dollars 2019 (Fourth Portrait) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
Two Dollars 2019 Repatriation (Black and Red) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
Two Dollars 2019 Police Remembrance (Blue and White) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
Two Dollars 2019 Wallabies (multi-colour) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley 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 2019 (Fifth Portrait): Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeTwo Dollars Aboriginal Elder
Issued2019
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyPortrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
Face Value2 (x Dollar)
Total Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
MaterialAluminium-Bronze
DesignerHorst Hahne
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)20.5000
Thickness (mm)2.8000
Mass (g)6.6000
OCC IDWMRA-EQPC-XNRY-OYPL
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Two Dollars 2019 (Fifth Portrait): Photos
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Effigies Over Time - 2019 Six Coin Uncirculated Set
Copyright: Royal Australian Mint
Notes: Mint set packaging.
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2019 Two Dollars
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2019 Two Dollars
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