Obverse. Photo © Royal Australian Mint
  • 2 Dollars 2021, Australia, Elizabeth II, Lest We Forget, Indigenous Military Service
  • 2 Dollars 2021, Australia, Elizabeth II, Lest We Forget, Indigenous Military Service
  • 2 Dollars 2021, Australia, Elizabeth II, Lest We Forget, Indigenous Military Service, Coincard

The Royal Australian Mint (RAM) has released this $2 coloured coin into circulation commemorating the Indigenous men and women who have served in the Australian military forces.

An uncirculated "C" Mintmarked version has also been released in a coincard.


6th crowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II facing right (the Commonwealth effigy), wearing the George IV State Diadem, the Coronation Necklace and Earrings.

The portrait by Jody Clark with the shoulders has been made for use on the coins of the Crown dependencies, British Overseas Territories and countries of the Commonwealth. The Jody Clark portrait without the shoulders (UK 5th portrait) is for exclusive use on coins of the United Kingdom.

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.

The Coronation Necklace was Made for Queen Victoria in 1858 by Garrard & Co., it is 38 cm (15 in) long and consists of 25 cushion diamonds and the 22-carat (4.4 g) Lahore Diamond as a pendant. It has been used together with the Coronation Earrings by queens regnant and consort at every coronation since 1901.

Designer: Jody Clark



Depicts a black handprint in the centre, surrounded by three rows of dots in the colours of the Defence Forces Tri-Service Flag. Below the primary motif, the design features Indigenous and military symbols that represent the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have served in the Australian Defence Force. The commemorative text placed above.

Designer: Chern’ee Sutton



2 Dollars

6th Portrait

Lest We Forget
Indigenous Military Service

Subscribe series
Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Aluminium Bronze
Weight 6.6 g
Diameter 20.5 mm
Thickness 3.2 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Canberra Mint (С)
Royal Australian Mint (RAM)

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Aluminium Bronze, 6.6 g, ⌀ 20.5 mm