The Type III two cent was issued exclusively in 2006, 2010, and 2011. It featured the new Ian Rank-Broadley portrait of her majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse, with the Stuart Devlin frilled neck lizard design on the reverse. Devlin's initials (SD) can be found below the body of the lizard (see the example below).
As the two cent piece had been withdrawn from circulation in 1992, this type was never circulated and was only issued as part of mint, proof, and fine silver and gold sets. The 2006 pieces were released to commemorate 40 years since the introduction of decimal currency. The 2010 proof piece was issued as part of a mini-set and the 2011 silver-proof piece was issued to commemorate 21 years since the one and two cent piece were withdrawn from circulation.
MintageAU50AU55AU58MS63RBMS64RDMS65RDMS66RDMS67RDMS68RD2006 87,407MintagePR65DCAMPR66DCAMPR67DCAMPR68DCAMPR69DCAMPR70DCAM2006 Silver Proof5,829*2006 Gold Proof3002006 Proof45,3732010 Proof4002011 Silver Proof3,014Values 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.