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 1987 circulated for only three years before they were demonetised on 1 May 1990.
This was the last issue of circulation coins of the two cents denomination in New Zealand. The next year a small number were issued in mint sets only.