Two Dollars 2022 Frontline Workers, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Two Dollars 2022 Frontline Workers, Coin from Australia
CoinTwo Dollars 2022 Frontline Workers

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 coin sets, and is meant to celebrate the so-called "frontline workers".

No coins of this type have been released into circulation.

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The Queen also wears the Coronation Necklace; originally made for Queen Victoria in 1858, it was also worn at the coronations (as Queen's Consort) of Queen Alexandra in 1902, Queen Mary in 1911 and Queen Elizabeth (the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

The reverse of the coin shows twelve pictorgrams representing workers of different professions, around a central coloured pattern representing connectivity and community.

The designer's initials AWB (for Adam William Ball) are between two of the figures on the right.

Around above, the inscription AUSTRALIA'S FRONTLINE WORKERS. Around below, the face value and denomination TWO DOLLARS.

Reverse Inscription AUSTRALIA'S FRONTLINE WORKERS TWO DOLLARS
EdgeMilled interrupted (20 notches in 4 sections)Edge InscriptionNone
Notes

The mint distributed 10,000 coins in mint-wrapped rolls to authorised distributors, with each roll containing 25 coins, at RRP of AU$ 99.95 per roll.

There is a blue blister card edition which is NOT produced by the Royal Australian Mint (the coins are re-packaged in it by a company called DCPL).

Two Dollars 2022 Frontline Workers: Known varieties
Variety In mint sets
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Mintage Issued: unknown
Details

Brilliant Uncirculated coin in Royal Australian Mint uncirculated sets.

In Set 2022 Uncirculated Year Set - Australia's Frontline Workers, mintage unknown
6 coins: $2 Australia's Frontline Workers, $1 Mob of Roos, 50 Cents, 20 Cents, 10 Cents, 5 Cents
Variety In Brisbane Money Expo PNC
Mintage Issued: unknown. Mintage limit: 750
Details

2022 Brisbane ANDA Money Expo (30 April - 1 May 2022) special PNC. Postmarked first day of issue 30 April 2022, Brisbane QLD 4000.

Variety Proof FDC
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Mintage Issued: unknown
Details

Proof FDC coin in Royal Australian Mint proof sets.

In Set 2022 Proof Year Set - Australia's Frontline Workers, mintage unknown
6 coins: $2 Australia's Frontline Workers, $1 Mob of Roos, 50 Cents, 20 Cents, 10 Cents, 5 Cents
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Two Dollars 2022 Frontline Workers: 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
DesignerAdam Ball
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size20.620 mm
Thickness2.800 mm
Mass6.600 g
OCC IDGAVP-OXAC-PVVG-EMDY
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