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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 Claw217,735,0001.602.804.30122039985006501966 Blunted 3rd Claw66,575,0004.908.301347854305606306901966 Sharp Claws145,029,0091.502.704.20122533381902501967 Sans SD73,250,0008.3017321701,2002,1002,4002,5002,7001967 With SDIncl. in above23.505.60173139522603401968 With SD16,999,0006.401119791201304208009101968 Sans SDIncl. in above1701801905106206902,2004,0004,5001969 12,971,1762.203.906.20193244542703501970 39,912,2301.602.804.20111823512603301971 60,763,5721.202.303.60112848581005001972 77,609,0651.10238.80192640804001973 93,088,4281.602.904.5013212651844201974 176,772,9751.402.604.3013172328643201975 100,075,1211.402.403.6010151931723601976 121,922,0041.502.503.709.80151823844201977 102,233,5101.202.103.309.201416221202001978 128,745,5061.502.60411182022703601979 69,775,0061.202.303.6010253035723601980 145,703,0001.202.103.209.20141926452301981 Legend near edge70,820,000         1981 Sans SD81,064,0001837735709801,8003,2003,6003,8001981 With SD97,510,0001.102.103.3010222432512601982 121,965,9501.502.503.8010162025572901983 177,382,7001.2023.108.301215271005001984 58,113,5141.402.5041120222449440 MintagePR65DCAMPR66DCAMPR67DCAMPR68DCAMPR69DCAMPR70DCAM1966 Proof18,0665371791506901,2001966 London Mint ProofUnknown      1969 Proof13,056303846521505301970 Proof15,368141723621005001971 Proof10,06625263039804101972 Proof10,272273544531405301973 Proof10,090394047623006701974 Proof10,918263239431105001975 Proof23,02116212328482401976 Proof21,20014172225441801977 Proof55,00610212325381401978 Proof38,51920242629512501979 Proof36,00616202429392601980 Proof68,00011131720324201981 Proof86,1008.70101215331301982 Proof100,0001518192331761983 Proof80,00011141721263801984 Proof61,00013161723272602006 Silver Proof5,829*404346506065Values 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.