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Type II

1985 - 91

The Type II two cent was issued from 1985 up until the end of the two cent series in 1991. It featured the new Raphael Maklouf portrait of her majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse, with Stuart Devlin's iconic frilled neck lizard design on the reverse. Devlin's initials (SD) can be found underneath the body of the lizard (see example below). The series was struck exclusively at the Royal Australian mint in a bronze alloy except in 1991 where an additional silver proof was issued as part of the Masterpieces in Silver set.

The initials of the designer Stuart Devlin (SD) on a 1988 Proof Two Cent piece.

The heads side of the coinThe tails side of the coinA substance composed of several metalsA coin struck from specially prepared dies to strike a superior quality coin not intended for circulation

 MintageAU50AU55AU58MS63RBMS64RDMS65RDMS66RDMS67RDMS68RD1985 34,670,00016161726333641602501986 180,00022232325252636432001987 200,000141414222933582409401988 30,600,940171818191926281003601989 43,150,60223242527272828281601990 103,76621222224242525381901991 147,9001718181819304062250 MintagePR65DCAMPR66DCAMPR67DCAMPR68DCAMPR69DCAMPR70DCAM1985 Proof74,08921263239491101986 Proof67,0002427293235731987 Proof69,68428282828692701988 Proof104,518202529331206701989 Proof72,61824252525345001990 Proof53,00030354250595901991 Proof41,5901919192839911991 Silver Proof25,000484950515197Values 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.