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Type I

1966 - 2006

The Type I two cent was issued from 1966 to 1984 with an additional proof striking in silver in 2006 as part of the 40th anniversary of decimal coinage set. It features Stuart Devlin's iconic frilled neck lizard design on the reverse, and the Arnold Machin effigy of her majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, on the obverse. The initials of Stuart Devlin (SD) can be found beneath the lizard on all pieces except for a number of 'Sans SD' pieces issued in 1967, 1968, and 1981 (an example is shown below).

A 1968 two cent piece without the initials of Stuart Devlin (Sans SD).

In 1966 this type was minted in Canberra, Melbourne, and Perth. To distinguish between these mints one must look closely at the front feet of the frilled neck lizard. If the right most claw of the front right foot is blunted then the coin was minted in Perth. If the second claw from the right on the left foot is blunted then the coin was minted in Melbourne. If there are no blunted claws then the coin was minted in Canberra.

Right most claw on the right foot being blunted indicates that the 1966 two cent was minted in Perth.

Sharp claws indicate that the 1966 two cent was struck at the Canberra Mint.

A coin struck from specially prepared dies to strike a superior quality coin not intended for circulationCurrency in equivalent units of base 10The tails side of the coinThe heads side of the coina facility that produces coinsDenominations without base 10 equivalents

 MintageAU50AU55AU58MS63RBMS64RDMS65RDMS66RDMS67RDMS68RD1966 Blunted 1st Claw217,735,0001.602.904.401321401005206701966 Blunted 3rd Claw66,575,0005.108.601349884405806507101966 Sharp Claws145,029,0091.602.804.30122635402002601967 Sans SD73,250,0008.6017331801,2002,2002,5002,6002,8001967 With SDIncl. in above2.103.705.80183241542703601968 With SD16,999,0006.601120821201404408309401968 Sans SDIncl. in above1701902005206507102,3004,1004,6001969 12,971,1762.304.106.40203346562803701970 39,912,2301.702.904.30121924532603401971 60,763,5721.202.403.80112950601105201972 77,609,0651.1023.209.10192741834201973 93,088,4281.7034.6013222653874401974 176,772,9751.402.704.4014182429663301975 100,075,1211.502.503.8010162032753801976 121,922,0041.602.603.8010151924874401977 102,233,5101.302.203.409.601516231302101978 128,745,5061.502.704.1012192123733701979 69,775,0061.302.403.7011263136743701980 145,703,0001.202.203.409.50142027462301981 Legend near edge70,820,000         1981 Sans SD81,064,0001939765901,0001,9003,3003,7004,0001981 With SD97,510,0001.202.203.4010232533532701982 121,965,9501.502.603.9010172125593001983 177,382,7001.202.103.208.601316281005201984 58,113,5141.502.604.101220222551460 MintagePR65DCAMPR66DCAMPR67DCAMPR68DCAMPR69DCAMPR70DCAM1966 Proof18,0665573811507101,2001966 London Mint ProofUnknown      1969 Proof13,056313947541505501970 Proof15,368151824641105201971 Proof10,06625263140834201972 Proof10,272283646551505501973 Proof10,090404249653206901974 Proof10,918273340441105201975 Proof23,02117212429492501976 Proof21,20014172226451801977 Proof55,00610212326401401978 Proof38,51921242730522601979 Proof36,00617212530402701980 Proof68,00011141721334401981 Proof86,1009101316341401982 Proof100,0001619202332791983 Proof80,00012141822273901984 Proof61,00013171824282702006 Silver Proof5,829*404447516267Values 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.