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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 Claw217,735,000141515243136933201,000Type I1966 Blunted 3rd Claw66,575,00040454854823001,0003,0008,300Type I1966 Sharp Claws145,029,009141515222441813001,000Type I1967 Sans SD73,250,000991001101404701,1002,6005,2009,600Type I1967 With SDIncl. in above1515152335833001,0003,000Type I1968 With SD16,999,0001616213238791604601,100Type I1968 Sans SDIncl. in above1201501702902,3002,5002,8003,1003,400Type I1969 12,971,17617181826314059240940Type I1970 39,912,2302325252728284550220Type I1971 60,763,57216161617314160120390Type I1972 77,609,0651516161618233864260Type I1973 93,088,42823242527272728100340Type I1974 176,772,97515151520242653100340Type I1975 100,075,1211414151922243945210Type I1976 121,922,0041516161922232468270Type I1977 102,233,5101414141516212796430Type I1978 128,745,5061414142126293260250Type I1979 69,775,0061414142329333770270Type I1980 145,703,0001414142023253755230Type I1981 Legend near edge70,820,000         Type I1981 Sans SD81,064,00057661506401,0001,5001,7001,9002,100Type I1981 With SD97,510,0001515151616263176280Type I1982 121,965,9501515152023242672640Type I1983 177,382,7001515151821223670270Type I1984 58,113,5141818181919243145300Type II1985 34,670,0001616172633364060250Type II1986 180,0002123232525253643200Type II1987 200,00014141422293258240940Type II1988 30,600,94017181819192528100350Type II1989 43,150,6022324252627272828160Type II1990 103,7662122222424242538190Type II1991 147,9001717181819294062250Type III2006 87,4072325262828292970190  MintagePR65DCAMPR66DCAMPR67DCAMPR68DCAMPR69DCAMPR70DCAMType I1969 Proof13,05630313145200520Type I1970 Proof15,3682222269194320Type I1966 Proof18,066466297120450840Type I1966 London Mint ProofUnknown      Type I1971 Proof10,0662525253069270Type I1972 Proof10,27261626465260960Type I1973 Proof10,09055565758110360Type I1974 Proof10,9182626273779290Type I1975 Proof23,0213334363948220Type I1977 Proof55,006162529333745Type I1978 Proof38,5192425303745210Type I1979 Proof36,0062024303747230Type I1980 Proof68,0001921232544460Type I1981 Proof86,1002531374575120Type I1982 Proof100,0001920222336110Type I1983 Proof80,0003434353536380Type I1984 Proof61,0002121242856340Type I2006 Silver Proof5,829*434445464671Type II1985 Proof74,0892126323948110Type II1986 Proof67,000242629323572Type II1987 Proof69,6842728282869260Type II1988 Proof104,51820252933120670Type II1989 Proof72,6182424252533500Type II1990 Proof53,0003035424958590Type II1991 Proof41,590191919273990Type III2006 Silver Proof5,829*      Type III2006 Gold Proof300      Type III2006 Proof45,3733435353636180Type III2010 Proof4008108609109701,0001,300Type III2011 Silver Proof3,014      Gold Miniature2012 Proof1,999210210220230230550Type II1991 Silver Proof25,000484950505197Type I1976 Proof21,2002323242984170Values 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.