• 2 Cents 1966-1984, KM# 63, Australia, Elizabeth II
  • 2 Cents 1966-1984, KM# 63, Australia, Elizabeth II
Obverse

Second crowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland tiara.

The Girls of Great Britain and Ireland tiara was a wedding present in 1947 from her grandmother, Queen Mary, who received it as a gift from the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland in 1893 on the occasion of her marriage to the Duke of York, later George V. Made by E. Wolfe & Co., it was purchased from Garrard & Co. by a committee organised by Lady Eve Greville. In 1914, Mary adapted the tiara to take 13 diamonds in place of the large oriental pearls surmounting the tiara. At first, Elizabeth wore the tiara without its base and pearls but the base was reattached in 1969. The Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara is one of Elizabeth's most recognisable pieces of jewellery due to its widespread use on British banknotes and coinage.

Engraver: Arnold Machin

ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1984

Reverse

The frilled-neck lizard (Chlamydosaurus kingii ), also known as the frilled lizard, frilled dragon or frilled agama, is a species of lizard which is found mainly in northern Australia and southern New Guinea.

The 1966 issue comes from three different mints, the coins are distinguishable by tiny differences at the claws of the lizard:
- Perth mint: the first finger at the left hand (from viewer's point of view) has a blunted claw
- Melbourne mint: the second finger at the right hand has a blunted claw
- Canberra mint: both fingers have claws

Engraver: Stuart Devlin

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Edge

2 Cents

2nd portrait
KM# 63
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Characteristics
Material Bronze
Weight 5.2 g
Diameter 21.6 mm
Thickness 1.5 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mints
Melbourne Mint
Perth Mint
Royal Australian Mint (RAM)

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