New Zealand: Coin Two Cents 1986 (mint sets only) - detailed information

New Zealand: Coin Two Cents 1986 (mint sets only)
CoinTwo Cents 1986 (mint sets only)

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 1986 were in mint sets only (not intended for circulation); any that were released would have circulated for only four years before they were demonetised on 1 May 1990.

MintRoyal Mint
Obverse

Crowned bust of Queen Elizabeth II wearing a necklace, facing right (effigy known as the "Third portrait"); around, the monarch's legend ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND; below, the date 1986. Incuse in tiny letters on neck truncation, the designer's initials RDM (for Raphael David Maklouf).

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1986
Reverse

Two curved kowhai flowers and leaves surrounding the figure 2 [cents] at lower right. The artist's initials JB (for [Reginald George] James Berry) are in tiny letters under the last leaf.

Reverse Inscription 2
EdgePlain
Edge InscriptionNone
Two Cents 1986 (mint sets only): Known varieties
Variety Proof
Mintage 10 (included in total)
Two Cents 1986 (mint sets only): References to Information Used
Two Cents 1986 (mint sets only) / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
MintVarietyGrade2018201920202021
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Royal MintBrilliant Uncirculated (BU) 9.53 8.51 7.48 6.45
Two Cents 1986 (mint sets only) / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: US Dollar (USD)
MintVarietyGrade2018201920202021
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Royal MintProofProof FDC 7.47 7.39 7.31 7.23
Royal MintProofProof 7.82 7.67 7.52 7.37
Royal MintGem Uncirculated 6.48 6.41 6.34 6.27
Royal MintUncirculated (UNC) 7.26 6.91 6.55 6.20
Historic values in NZD for Two Cents 1986 (mint sets only) / Royal Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in USD for Two Cents 1986 (mint sets only) / Royal Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in USD for Two Cents 1986 (mint sets only) / Proof / Royal Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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All Coins of Country: New Zealand, Type: Two Cents (23)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Two Cents 1967 75,300,010 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1967
Two Cents 1967 (no date, Bahamas mule) 50,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II BAHAMA ISLANDS
Two Cents 1968 (mint sets only) 75,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1968
Two Cents 1969 20,560,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1969
Two Cents 1970 (mint sets only) 50,010 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1970
Two Cents 1971 15,070,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1971
Two Cents 1972 17,533,045 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1972
Two Cents 1973 38,573,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1973
Two Cents 1974 50,023,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1974
Two Cents 1975 20,025,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1975
Two Cents 1976 15,027,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1976
Two Cents 1977 20,012,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1977
Two Cents 1978 (mint sets only) 38,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1978
Two Cents 1979 (mint sets only) 41,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1979
Two Cents 1980 10,044,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1980
Two Cents 1981 25,043,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1981
Two Cents 1982 50,043,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1982
Two Cents 1983 15,043,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1983
Two Cents 1984 10,040,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1984
Two Cents 1985 22,532,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1985
Two Cents 1986 (mint sets only) 28,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1986
Two Cents 1987 36,278,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1987
Two Cents 1988 (mint sets only) 24,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1988
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Two Cents 1986 (mint sets only): Details
CountryNew Zealand
CurrencyNew Zealand Dollar
Coin TypeTwo Cents
Issued1986
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyPortrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait)
Face Value2 (x Cent)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1990)
Mintage28,000
MaterialBronze
DesignerReginald George James Berry
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)21.0800
Mass (g)4.1400
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Two Cents 1986 (mint sets only): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsNew Zealand KM# 59