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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 Claw217,735,0001.602.804.40132140100520670Type I1966 Blunted 3rd Claw66,575,00058.60134988440580650710Type I1966 Sharp Claws145,029,0091.602.804.3012263540200260Type I1967 Sans SD73,250,0008.5017331801,2002,2002,5002,6002,800Type I1967 With SDIncl. in above2.103.605.7018324154270360Type I1968 With SD16,999,0006.60111982120140440830940Type I1968 Sans SDIncl. in above1701902005206507102,3004,1004,600Type I1969 12,971,1762.3046.4020334656280370Type I1970 39,912,2301.702.804.3012192453260340Type I1971 60,763,5721.202.303.8011295060110520Type I1972 77,609,0651.1023.109.1019274183420Type I1973 93,088,4281.7034.601322265387440Type I1974 176,772,9751.402.704.401418242966330Type I1975 100,075,1211.502.503.701016203275380Type I1976 121,922,0041.602.603.801015192487440Type I1977 102,233,5101.202.203.409.60151623130210Type I1978 128,745,5061.502.704.101219212373370Type I1979 69,775,0061.302.403.701126313674370Type I1980 145,703,0001.202.203.409.5014202746230Type I1981 Legend near edge70,820,000         Type I1981 Sans SD81,064,0001938765901,0001,9003,3003,7004,000Type I1981 With SD97,510,0001.202.203.401023253353270Type I1982 121,965,9501.502.603.901017212559300Type I1983 177,382,7001.202.103.208.50131628100520Type I1984 58,113,5141.402.604.101220222551460Type II1985 34,670,0001.602.804.301220222888450Type II1986 180,0001.502.503.801016202544420Type II1987 200,0001.602.904.401321262861330Type II1988 30,600,9401.502.604.101219232595480Type II1989 43,150,6021.502.704.101219263290450Type II1990 103,7661.402.403.701016394791460Type II1991 147,9001.502.603.9011182436410800Type III2006 87,4072.103.605.501627323646220  MintagePR65DCAMPR66DCAMPR67DCAMPR68DCAMPR69DCAMPR70DCAMType I1969 Proof13,05631394754150550Type I1970 Proof15,36815182464110520Type I1966 Proof18,0665573811507101,200Type I1966 London Mint ProofUnknown      Type I1971 Proof10,0662526314083420Type I1972 Proof10,27228364655150550Type I1973 Proof10,09040424965320690Type I1974 Proof10,91827334044110520Type I1975 Proof23,0211721242949250Type I1977 Proof55,0061021232640140Type I1978 Proof38,5192124273052260Type I1979 Proof36,0061721253040270Type I1980 Proof68,0001114172133440Type I1981 Proof86,100910131634140Type I1982 Proof100,000161920233279Type I1983 Proof80,0001214182227390Type I1984 Proof61,0001317182428270Type I2006 Silver Proof5,829*404447516267Type II1985 Proof74,0891012151837690Type II1986 Proof67,0001214182240180Type II1987 Proof69,6841620252945470Type II1988 Proof104,5181921242636790Type II1989 Proof72,6181114172146460Type II1990 Proof53,0003535394651540Type II1991 Proof41,5901012142439180Type III2006 Silver Proof5,829*      Type III2006 Gold Proof300      Type III2006 Proof45,3732228354456280Type III2010 Proof400      Type III2011 Silver Proof3,014      Gold Miniature2012 Proof1,999      Type II1991 Silver Proof25,0003639434650250Type I1976 Proof21,2001417222645180Values 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.