• 2 Cents 1985-1991, KM# 79, Australia, Elizabeth II
  • 2 Cents 1985-1991, KM# 79, Australia, Elizabeth II
Description

Normal circulating 1 and 2 cent coins were demonetised in February 1992 and after removal from circulation, the coins were melted down to make bronze medals for the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia.

Obverse

The third crowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the George IV State Diadem and drop earrings.

The George IV State Diadem, officially the Diamond Diadem, is a type of crown that was made in 1820 for King George IV. The diadem is worn by queens and queens consort in procession to coronations and State Openings of Parliament. The piece of jewellery has been featured in paintings and on stamps and currency. It can be seen in the Queen's Gallery at Buckingham Palace.

Engraver: Raphael David Maklouf

ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1990
RDM

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.

Engraver: Stuart Devlin

2
SD

Edge

2 Cents

3rd portrait
KM# 79 Schön# 66
Characteristics
Material Bronze
Weight 5.2 g
Diameter 21.6 mm
Thickness 1.5 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal

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