Two Dollars 2020 Tooth Fairy, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Two Dollars 2020 Tooth Fairy, Coin from Australia
CoinTwo Dollars 2020 Tooth Fairy

The two dollar coin denomination (written as $2) was introduced in Australia in 1988, replacing the earlier banknotes. The original reverse design by Horst Hahne on circulating coins has not been changed since its introduction. The denomination is also often used to issue circulating commemorative coins with various reverses.

Apart from the circulating coinage, both the Royal Australian Mint and the Perth Mint have extensive programs issuing $2 coins for collectors (Non-Circulating Legal Tender, or NCLT), such as this one.

This coin design was created as part of a gift set for small children. The "Tooth Fairy Kit" by the Royal Australian Mint contains the coin - in a canvas pouch, a bamboo toothbrush, a floating glitter fairy pen, a tooth chart and a "special message from the Tooth Fairy". It was also distributed in a presentation card.

These coins are Non-Circulating Legal Tender (collector issue). No coins of this type have been released into circulation.

MintRoyal Australian Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintageunknown
Obverse
Australia / Two Dollars 2020 Tooth Fairy - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin depicts the 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" worldwide but "Sixth Portrait" in Australia, where the Queen's portrait by Vladimir Gottwald was fifth).

The Queen also wears the Coronation Necklace; originally made for Queen Victoria in 1858, it was also worn at the coronations (as Queen's Consort) of Queen Alexandra in 1902, Queen Mary in 1911 and Queen Elizabeth (the Queen mother) in 1937.

Unlike on British coinage, the effigy is "uncouped" (includes the Queen's shoulders) and extends almost to the rim of the coin; consequently, the legend does not run continuously around the rim.

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).

Around the effigy is the monarch's legend and the date: ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020
Reverse
Australia / Two Dollars 2020 Tooth Fairy - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin shows a fantasy depiction of a flying Tooth Fairy holding a tooth, surrounded by bubbles. In the lower left, a fairy door. The design is surrounded by floral ornamentation.

The designer's initials BK (for Bronwyn King) are above left.

To the right, the face value and denomination 2 DOLLARS.

Reverse Inscription 2 DOLLARS
EdgeMilled interrupted (20 notches in 4 sections)Edge InscriptionNone
Two Dollars 2020 Tooth Fairy: Known varieties
Variety In blister card
Mintage Issued: unknown. Mintage limit: 12,000
Variety In Tooth Fairy Kit
Mintage Issued: unknown. Mintage limit: 10,000
Details

The "Tooth Fairy Kit" by the Royal Australian Mint contains the coin - in a canvas pouch, a bamboo toothbrush, a floating glitter fairy pen, a tooth chart and a "special message from the Tooth Fairy".

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Two Dollars 2020 Tooth Fairy: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeTwo Dollars (NCLT)
Issued2020
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Australian version)
Face Value2 (x Dollar)
Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
MaterialAluminium-Bronze
DesignerBronwyn King
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size20.620 mm
Thickness2.800 mm
Mass6.600 g
OCC IDDKLM-OMKC-YPNW-ONZB
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