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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 Claw217,735,0001.402.503.9011183690450590Type I1966 Blunted 3rd Claw66,575,0004.507.60124377390510580630Type I1966 Sharp Claws145,029,0091.402.503.8011233035180230Type I1967 Sans SD73,250,0007.6015291501,1001,9002,2002,3002,400Type I1967 With SDIncl. in above1.803.205.1016283648240310Type I1968 With SD16,999,0005.80101772110120380730830Type I1968 Sans SDIncl. in above1501701804605706302,0003,6004,100Type I1969 12,971,1762.103.605.6017294149250320Type I1970 39,912,2301.502.503.8010172146230300Type I1971 60,763,5721.102.103.301025445397460Type I1972 77,609,06511.802.80817233673370Type I1973 93,088,4281.502.604.101219234676390Type I1974 176,772,9751.302.403.901216212558290Type I1975 100,075,1211.302.203.309.2014182866330Type I1976 121,922,0041.402.303.408.9013172177390Type I1977 102,233,5101.10238.40131420110180Type I1978 128,745,5061.402.403.701017182064320Type I1979 69,775,0061.102.103.309.8023273265330Type I1980 145,703,0001.101.9038.4013172441200Type I1981 Legend near edge70,820,000         Type I1981 Sans SD81,064,0001734675208901,6002,9003,3003,500Type I1981 With SD97,510,00011.9039.2020222947240Type I1982 121,965,9501.402.303.409.6015182252260Type I1983 177,382,7001.101.902.807.6011142495460Type I1984 58,113,5141.302.303.601018202244400Type II1985 34,670,0001.402.403.801118192578390Type II1986 180,0001.302.203.409.4014182239370Type II1987 200,0001.402.6041118232554290Type II1988 30,600,9401.302.403.601017202284420Type II1989 43,150,6021.402.403.701017232879400Type II1990 103,7661. II1991 147,9001.302.303.5010162132360710Type III2006 87,4071.803.204.901424283241190  MintagePR65DCAMPR66DCAMPR67DCAMPR68DCAMPR69DCAMPR70DCAMType I1969 Proof13,05627344248130480Type I1970 Proof15,3681316215697460Type I1966 Proof18,0664864721306301,100Type I1966 London Mint ProofUnknown      Type I1971 Proof10,0662223273573370Type I1972 Proof10,27225324048130480Type I1973 Proof10,09035374357280610Type I1974 Proof10,91824293539100460Type I1975 Proof23,0211519212643220Type I1977 Proof55,0069.3019212335120Type I1978 Proof38,5191821242646230Type I1979 Proof36,0061518222735230Type I1980 Proof68,0001012151929380Type I1981 Proof86,10089.60111430120Type I1982 Proof100,000141717212970Type I1983 Proof80,0001012151924350Type I1984 Proof61,0001215162125240Type I2006 Silver Proof5,829*373942455459Type II1985 Proof74,089910131632610Type II1986 Proof67,0001013151935160Type II1987 Proof69,6841418222539420Type II1988 Proof104,5181719212331690Type II1989 Proof72,6181012151940410Type II1990 Proof53,0003031344145480Type II1991 Proof41,5908.9010132135160Type III2006 Silver Proof5,829*      Type III2006 Gold Proof300      Type III2006 Proof45,3732024313949250Type III2010 Proof400      Type III2011 Silver Proof3,014      Gold Miniature2012 Proof1,999      Type II1991 Silver Proof25,0003436394245220Type I1976 Proof21,2001215202340160Values 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.