Two Dollars 2023 Aboriginal Elder, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Two Dollars 2023 Aboriginal Elder, Coin from Australia
CoinTwo Dollars 2023 Aboriginal Elder

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 2023 have now been in circulation for less than one year.

MintRoyal Australian Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintageunknown
Obverse

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The Queen also wears the Coronation Necklace; originally made for Queen Victoria in 1858, it was also worn at the coronations (as Queen's Consort) of Queen Alexandra in 1902, Queen Mary in 1911 and Queen Elizabeth (the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 2023.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2023
Reverse
Australia / Two Dollars 2023 Aboriginal Elder - 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 of the man, on two lines the value and denomination 2 DOLLARS.

Reverse Inscription 2 DOLLARS
EdgeMilled interrupted (20 notches in 4 sections)Edge InscriptionNone
Notes

Coins dated 2023 were released on 17 November 2022 in the Royal Australian Mint's annual sets - with the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II even though they were issued after her death and are dated in the reign of King Charles III, whose portrait should have been on the obverse instead.

Two Dollars 2023 Aboriginal Elder: Known varieties
Variety In mint sets
Images Australia / Two Dollars 2023 Aboriginal Elder / In mint sets - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: unknown
Details

Brilliant Unirculated coins in RAM mint set.

In Set 2023 Six-Coin Uncirculated Year Set - Vegemite Centenary, mintage unknown
6 coins: $2 Aboriginal Elder, $1 Vegemite Centenary, 50 Cents, 20 Cents, 10 Cents, 5 Cents
Variety Proof FDC
Images Australia / Two Dollars 2023 Aboriginal Elder / Proof FDC - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: unknown
Details

Proof FDC coins in RAM mint set.

In Set 2023 Six-Coin Proof Year Set - Vegemite Centenary, mintage unknown
6 coins: $2 Aboriginal Elder, $1 Vegemite Centenary, 50 Cents, 20 Cents, 10 Cents, 5 Cents
All (90) coins of type: Two Dollars
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Two Dollars 1988 160,700,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1988
Two Dollars 1989 31,637,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1989
Two Dollars 1990 10,330,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1990
Two Dollars 1991 (mint sets only) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1991
Two Dollars 1992 15,551,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1992
Two Dollars 1993 4,870,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1993
Two Dollars 1994 22,143,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1994
Two Dollars 1995 15,500,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1995
Two Dollars 1996 13,909,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1996
Two Dollars 1997 19,039,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1997
Two Dollars 1998 8,719,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1998
Two Dollars 1999 27,300,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1999
Two Dollars 2000 5,741,153 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2000
Two Dollars 2001 35,709,569 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2001
Two Dollars 2002 29,847,062 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2002
Two Dollars 2003 13,695,090 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2003
Two Dollars 2004 20,134,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2004
Two Dollars 2005 45,500,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2005
Two Dollars 2006 40,500,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2006
Two Dollars 2007 26,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2007
Two Dollars 2008 47,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2008
Two Dollars 2009 74,500,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2009
Two Dollars 2010 36,500,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2010
Two Dollars 2011 1,800,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2011
Two Dollars 2012 Aboriginal Elder 5,900,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2012
Two Dollars 2012 Remembrance Day (Poppy) 6,300,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2012
Two Dollars 2013 Aboriginal Elder 35,100,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2013
Two Dollars 2013 Coronation (Purple) 1,029,967 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2013
Two Dollars 2014 Aboriginal Elder 39,900,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2014
Two Dollars 2014 Remembrance Day (Green) 1,883,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2014
Two Dollars 2015 Aboriginal Elder 22,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2015
Two Dollars 2015 Remembrance Day (Red) 1,481,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2015
Two Dollars 2015 Remembrance Day (Orange) 2,200,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2015
Two Dollars 2016 Aboriginal Elder 35,770,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2016
Two Dollars 2016 Olympics - Blue 2,000,575 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2016
Two Dollars 2016 Olympics - Black 2,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2016
Two Dollars 2016 Olympics - Red 2,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2016
Two Dollars 2016 Olympics - Yellow 2,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2016
Two Dollars 2016 Olympics - Green 2,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2016
Two Dollars 2016 Paralympic Games 2,199,449 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2016
Two Dollars 2016 Changeover 2,981,888 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2016 FIFTY YEARS
Two Dollars 2017 Aboriginal Elder 16,400,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2017
Two Dollars 2017 Remembrance Day (Blue and Green) 2,100,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2017
Two Dollars 2017 Lest We Forget (Coloured) 2,969,438 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2017
Two Dollars 2017 Possum Magic - Invisible Hush (Blue) 2,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2017
Two Dollars 2017 Possum Magic - Vegemite Sandwich (Purple) 2,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2017
Two Dollars 2017 Possum Magic - Visible Hush (Orange) 2,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2017
Two Dollars 2018 Aboriginal Elder 14,600,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2018
Two Dollars 2018 Eternal Flame (Coloured) 5,400,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2018
Two Dollars 2018 Armistice Centenary (Red) 1,705,885 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2018
Two Dollars 2018 Invictus Games 2,100,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2018
Two Dollars 2018 Gold Coast Games - Emblem (Coloured) 2,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2018
Two Dollars 2018 Gold Coast Games - Borobi (Coloured) 2,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2018
Two Dollars 2018 Gold Coast Games - Australian Team (Coloured) 4,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2018
Two Dollars 2019 Aboriginal Elder (Fourth Portrait) 9,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
Two Dollars 2019 Repatriation (Black and Red) 2,100,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
Two Dollars 2019 Police Remembrance (Blue and White) 2,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
Two Dollars 2019 Wallabies (Coloured) 2,170,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
Two Dollars 2019 Mr Squiggle (Coloured) 2,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
Two Dollars 2019 Mr Squiggle - Blackboard (Coloured) 2,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
Two Dollars 2019 Mr Squiggle - Gus the Snail (Coloured) 2,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
Two Dollars 2019 Mr Squiggle - Bill (Coloured) 2,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
Two Dollars 2019 Aboriginal Elder (Fifth Portrait) 2,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2019
Two Dollars 2020 Aboriginal Elder 11,800,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020
Two Dollars 2020 Firefighters (Orange) 1,600,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 2 DOLLARS ·
Two Dollars 2020 End of World War II (Coloured) 600,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020
Two Dollars 2020 Olympic - Resilience (Blue) 2,450,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 2 DOLLARS ·
Two Dollars 2020 Olympic - Passion (Black) 2,450,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 2 DOLLARS ·
Two Dollars 2020 Olympic - Courage (Red) 2,450,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 2 DOLLARS ·
Two Dollars 2020 Olympic - Striving (Yellow) 2,450,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 2 DOLLARS ·
Two Dollars 2020 Olympic - Dedication (Green) 2,450,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 2 DOLLARS ·
Two Dollars 2020 Paralympic Team (Coloured) 2,150,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 2 DOLLARS ·
Two Dollars 2020 Women's Cricket (Coloured) 2,182,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020
Two Dollars 2021 Aboriginal Elder 2,800,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021
Two Dollars 2021 Aboriginal Flag (Red and Black) 2,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021 · 2 DOLLARS ·
Two Dollars 2021 Indigenous Military Service (Coloured) 1,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021 · 2 DOLLARS ·
Two Dollars 2021 Australian Ambulance Services (Green) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021 · 2 DOLLARS ·
Two Dollars 2021 The Wiggles - Captain Feathersword (Red) 2,300,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021
Two Dollars 2021 The Wiggles - Wags the Dog (Blue) 2,300,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021
Two Dollars 2021 The Wiggles - Henry the Octopus (Purple) 2,300,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021
Two Dollars 2021 The Wiggles - Dorothy the Dinosaur 2,300,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021
Two Dollars 2022 Aboriginal Elder unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022
Two Dollars 2022 Honey Bee (Orange) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022
Two Dollars 2022 Commonwealth Games - A unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022
Two Dollars 2022 Commonwealth Games - U unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022
Two Dollars 2022 Commonwealth Games - S unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022
Two Dollars 2022 Anniversary of Peacekeeping (Blue) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022 · 2 DOLLARS ·
Two Dollars 2022 Socceroos (Green) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022 · 2 DOLLARS ·
Two Dollars 2022 Frontline Workers (Grey) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022
Two Dollars 2023 Aboriginal Elder unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2023
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Two Dollars 2023 Aboriginal Elder: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeTwo Dollars Aboriginal Elder
Issued2023
MonarchKing Charles III
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Uncouped version)
Face Value2 (x Dollar)
Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
MaterialAluminium-Bronze
DesignerHorst Hahne
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size20.5000 mm
Thickness2.8000 mm
Mass6.6000 g
OCC IDANMQ-EPYC-DDJZ-OJYG
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