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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 Claw217,735,0001.502.604.1012193895480630Type I1966 Blunted 3rd Claw66,575,0004.707.90124582410540610660Type I1966 Sharp Claws145,029,0091.402.60412243237190240Type I1967 Sans SD73,250,0007.9016301601,1002,1002,3002,5002,600Type I1967 With SDIncl. in above1.903.405.3016303851250330Type I1968 With SD16,999,0006.10101877110130410770880Type I1968 Sans SDIncl. in above1601801904906006602,2003,9004,300Type I1969 12,971,1762.203.805.9018314352260340Type I1970 39,912,2301.602.60411182249250320Type I1971 60,763,5721.102.203.5010274756100490Type I1972 77,609,06511.902.908.5018253977390Type I1973 93,088,4281.602.704.301220254981410Type I1974 176,772,9751.302.504.101317232761310Type I1975 100,075,1211.402.303.509.7015193070350Type I1976 121,922,0041.502.403.509.4014182281410Type I1977 102,233,5101.2023.108.90141521120200Type I1978 128,745,5061.402.503.801118202268340Type I1979 69,775,0061.202.203.401024293469350Type I1980 145,703,0001.2023.108.8013182543220Type I1981 Legend near edge70,820,000         Type I1981 Sans SD81,064,0001836705509401,7003,1003,5003,700Type I1981 With SD97,510,0001.1023.209.7021233150250Type I1982 121,965,9501.402.403.601016202455280Type I1983 177,382,7001.201.902.907.90121526100480Type I1984 58,113,5141.302.403.801119212347430Type II1985 34,670,0001.402.6041119202683420Type II1986 180,0001.402.303.509.9015192341390Type II1987 200,0001.502.604.101220242757310Type II1988 30,600,9401.402.403.801118212389450Type II1989 43,150,6021.402.503.801118253084420Type II1990 103,7661.202.203.409.8015364485430Type II1991 147,9001.302.403.6010172233390750Type III2006 87,4071.903.305.101525303443210  MintagePR65DCAMPR66DCAMPR67DCAMPR68DCAMPR69DCAMPR70DCAMType I1969 Proof13,05629374451140510Type I1970 Proof15,36814172259100490Type I1966 Proof18,0665168761406601,100Type I1966 London Mint ProofUnknown      Type I1971 Proof10,0662425293778390Type I1972 Proof10,27226334251140510Type I1973 Proof10,09037394560290650Type I1974 Proof10,91825313841100490Type I1975 Proof23,0211620232746230Type I1977 Proof55,0069.8020222437130Type I1978 Proof38,5191923252849250Type I1979 Proof36,0061620232837250Type I1980 Proof68,0001013162031410Type I1981 Proof86,1008.4010121531130Type I1982 Proof100,000151819223074Type I1983 Proof80,0001113162025370Type I1984 Proof61,0001216172226250Type I2006 Silver Proof5,829*394245485863Type II1985 Proof74,0899.4011141734640Type II1986 Proof67,0001113162038160Type II1987 Proof69,6841519242742440Type II1988 Proof104,5181820222433730Type II1989 Proof72,6181113162043430Type II1990 Proof53,0003233364348510Type II1991 Proof41,5909.3011132237160Type III2006 Silver Proof5,829*      Type III2006 Gold Proof300      Type III2006 Proof45,3732126324152260Type III2010 Proof400      Type III2011 Silver Proof3,014      Gold Miniature2012 Proof1,999      Type II1991 Silver Proof25,0003638414447230Type I1976 Proof21,2001316212442170Values 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.