Two Dollars 2022 Baby, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Two Dollars 2022 Baby, Coin from Australia
CoinTwo Dollars 2022 Baby

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 issued as part of the Royal Australian Mint's annual baby coin sets, and is meant to be a "re-imagined version" of the definitive $2 design.

No coins of this type have been released into circulation.

MintRoyal Australian Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintageunknown
Obverse
Australia / Two Dollars 2022 Baby - 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The Queen also wears the Coronation Necklace; originally made for Queen Victoria in 1858, it was also worn at the coronations (as Queen's Consort) of Queen Alexandra in 1902, Queen Mary in 1911 and Queen Elizabeth (the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 in tiny letters below left.

Around the effigy is the monarch's legend and the date: ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022
Reverse
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The reverse of the coin shows a smiling baby looking at a "mobile" toy from which five stars hang in the shape of the Southern Cross constellation.

Below right, the face value and denomination 2 DOLLARS.

Reverse Inscription 2 DOLLARS
EdgeMilled interrupted (20 notches in 4 sections)Edge InscriptionNone
Two Dollars 2022 Baby: Known varieties
Variety In mint sets
Images Australia / Two Dollars 2022 Baby / In mint sets - obverse photo Australia / Two Dollars 2022 Baby / In mint sets - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: unknown
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Brilliant Uncirculated coin in Royal Australian Mint uncirculated sets.

In Set Baby Coins 2022 Uncirculated Year Set, mintage unknown
6 coins: $2 Baby, $1 Mob of Roos, 50 Cents Kangaroo and Emu Toys, 20 Cents, 10 Cents Lyrebird Toy, 5 Cents, Baby Set Medal
Variety Proof FDC
Images Australia / Two Dollars 2022 Baby / Proof FDC - obverse photo Australia / Two Dollars 2022 Baby / Proof FDC - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: unknown
Details

Proof FDC coin in Royal Australian Mint proof sets.

In Set Baby Coins 2022 Proof Year Set, mintage unknown
6 coins: $2 Baby, $1 Mob of Roos, 50 Cents Kangaroo and Emu Toys, 20 Cents, 10 Cents Lyrebird Toy, 5 Cents
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Two Dollars 2022 Baby: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeTwo Dollars, NCLT
Issued2022
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Uncouped version)
Face Value2 (x Dollar)
Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
MaterialAluminium-Bronze
DesignerDavid Hardy, Royal Australian Mint
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size20.6200 mm
Thickness2.8000 mm
Mass6.6000 g
OCC IDLGVB-OLDC-KMKW-OMPX
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$2 Baby Set Design
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$2 Baby Set Design, Proof
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