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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 Claw217,735,000111111182326692407701966 Blunted 3rd Claw66,575,00030333641612207502,2006,2001966 Sharp Claws145,029,009101111171830612207501967 Sans SD73,250,0007481861103508701,9003,9007,1001967 With SDIncl. in above1111111726622207502,2001968 With SD16,999,0001212152428591203408601968 Sans SDIncl. in above921101302101,7001,9002,1002,3002,5001969 12,971,176131313192330441807001970 39,912,23017181920212133371601971 60,763,57212121212233045952901972 77,609,06511111212131728471901973 93,088,42817181820202021752501974 176,772,97511111115181939762501975 100,075,12111111114161829341501976 121,922,00411121214161718512001977 102,233,51010101011121520713201978 128,745,50610101116202224451801979 69,775,00610101117222427522001980 145,703,00010111114171928411701981 Legend near edge70,820,000         1981 Sans SD81,064,00043491104808101,1001,3001,4001,5001981 With SD97,510,00011111112121923572101982 121,965,95011111115171819544801983 177,382,70011111114151627522001984 58,113,5141313141414182333220 MintagePR65DCAMPR66DCAMPR67DCAMPR68DCAMPR69DCAMPR70DCAM1966 Proof18,066344672913406301966 London Mint ProofUnknown      1969 Proof13,056222323341503901970 Proof15,36816161968702401971 Proof10,06619191922512001972 Proof10,272464748491907201973 Proof10,09041424343842701974 Proof10,91819202028592201975 Proof23,02124262729361601976 Proof21,20017171722631301977 Proof55,0061218212527331978 Proof38,51918182227331501979 Proof36,00615182227351701980 Proof68,00014161719333401981 Proof86,1001923283456921982 Proof100,0001415161727831983 Proof80,00025252626272801984 Proof61,00016161821422502006 Silver Proof5,829*363737383957Values 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.