The New Zealand two-cent coin was the second smallest denomination coin of the New Zealand dollar from the currency's introduction in 1967 to its demonetisation, along with the one-cent coin, in 1990. Its reverse featured two kowhai flowers, considered emblematic of New Zealand. Coins issued in 1985 circulated for only five years before they were demonetised on 1 May 1990.
Circulation 2 cent coins of 1985 were produced with a re-cut die showing the Queen with "wiry hair and bushy eyebrows". The coins in mint sets and the proof of this year however still used the old die.