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.
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).