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Two Cent

1966 - 2012

The Australian two cent piece was in circulation between the introduction of decimal currency in 1966 and the retirement of the one cent and two cent piece in February 1992. During these years two circulated types were issued, the first (1966 - 1984) featured the Arnold Machin portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II and the second (1985 - 1991) featured the Raphael Maklouf portrait. A number of additional uncirculated pieces have been issued in these types as part of the Masterpieces in Silver collection. A third type featuring the new Ian Rank-Broadley portrait was issued in 2006, 2010 and 2011 as part of various special non-circulating sets. In 2012 a miniaturised (11.15mm) gold variety was struck with the Ian Rank-Broadley portrait as part of a gold miniature set. Throughout all of these types the reverse has remained the same Stuart Devlin frilled neck lizard design. Devlin's initials can be found below the body of the lizard on all issues except for a number of 1967, 1968 and 1981 (Sans SD) pieces.

The initials of the designer, Stuart Devlin (SD), on a 1990 Proof Two Cent piece.

Type I1966 - 2006Type II1985 - 91Type III2006 - 11Gold Miniature2012
  MintageAU50AU55AU58MS63RBMS64RDMS65RDMS66RDMS67RDMS68RDType I1966 Blunted 1st Claw217,735,0001.602.804.3012203998500650Type I1966 Blunted 3rd Claw66,575,0004.908.30134785430560630690Type I1966 Sharp Claws145,029,0091.502.704.2012253338190250Type I1967 Sans SD73,250,0008.3017321701,2002,1002,4002,5002,700Type I1967 With SDIncl. in above23.505.6017313952260340Type I1968 With SD16,999,0006.40111979120130420800910Type I1968 Sans SDIncl. in above1701801905106206902,2004,0004,500Type I1969 12,971,1762.203.906.2019324454270350Type I1970 39,912,2301.602.804.2011182351260330Type I1971 60,763,5721.202.303.6011284858100500Type I1972 77,609,0651.10238.8019264080400Type I1973 93,088,4281.602.904.501321265184420Type I1974 176,772,9751.402.604.301317232864320Type I1975 100,075,1211.402.403.601015193172360Type I1976 121,922,0041.502.503.709.8015182384420Type I1977 102,233,5101.202.103.309.20141622120200Type I1978 128,745,5061.502.6041118202270360Type I1979 69,775,0061.202.303.601025303572360Type I1980 145,703,0001.202.103.209.2014192645230Type I1981 Legend near edge70,820,000         Type I1981 Sans SD81,064,0001837735709801,8003,2003,6003,800Type I1981 With SD97,510,0001.102.103.301022243251260Type I1982 121,965,9501.502.503.801016202557290Type I1983 177,382,7001.2023.108.30121527100500Type I1984 58,113,5141.402.5041120222449440Type II1985 34,670,0001.502.704.101219212786430Type II1986 180,0001.402.403.701016202443400Type II1987 200,0001.602.804.301220252759320Type II1988 30,600,9401.502.6041118222492470Type II1989 43,150,6021.502.6041118263187440Type II1990 103,7661.302.303.601016384588450Type II1991 147,9001.402.503.8011172335400770Type III2006 87,40723.505.401626313545210  MintagePR65DCAMPR66DCAMPR67DCAMPR68DCAMPR69DCAMPR70DCAMType I1969 Proof13,05630384652150530Type I1970 Proof15,36814172362100500Type I1966 Proof18,0665371791506901,200Type I1966 London Mint ProofUnknown      Type I1971 Proof10,0662526303980410Type I1972 Proof10,27227354453140530Type I1973 Proof10,09039404762300670Type I1974 Proof10,91826323943110500Type I1975 Proof23,0211621232848240Type I1977 Proof55,0061021232538140Type I1978 Proof38,5192024262951250Type I1979 Proof36,0061620242939260Type I1980 Proof68,0001113172032420Type I1981 Proof86,1008.7010121533130Type I1982 Proof100,000151819233176Type I1983 Proof80,0001114172126380Type I1984 Proof61,0001316172327260Type I2006 Silver Proof5,829*404346506065Type II1985 Proof74,0899.8011141736670Type II1986 Proof67,0001114172139170Type II1987 Proof69,6841620242843460Type II1988 Proof104,5181821232534760Type II1989 Proof72,6181113172144450Type II1990 Proof53,0003334374549520Type II1991 Proof41,5909.7011142338170Type III2006 Silver Proof5,829*      Type III2006 Gold Proof300      Type III2006 Proof45,3732227344254270Type III2010 Proof400      Type III2011 Silver Proof3,014      Gold Miniature2012 Proof1,999      Type II1991 Silver Proof25,0003740434649240Type I1976 Proof21,2001417222544180Values are in AUD and are retail price estimations based on past sales of coins certified by PCGS or NGC and as such values only related to such graded coins. Uncertified coins or coins graded by other services would likely be worth significantly less. For wholesale pricing please refer to the Red Sheet. While all attempts to ensure accurate pricing, data entry errors can occur and as such no warranty is expressed or implied as to the accuracy of any information published on this website. It is important to verify all published sales to ensure the accuracy of the pricing when making any purchase decision. Any personal information provided to us is protected by the Privacy Act 1988.