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  • 2 Dollars 2020, Australia, Elizabeth II, Tokyo 2020 Summer Paralympics, Australian Paralympic Team
  • 2 Dollars 2020, Australia, Elizabeth II, Tokyo 2020 Summer Paralympics, Australian Paralympic Team
  • 2 Dollars 2020, Australia, Elizabeth II, Tokyo 2020 Summer Paralympics, Australian Paralympic Team, Coincard

To support the 2020 Australian Paralympic Team and mark their long journey to Japan, the Royal Australian Mint is releasing a coloured $2.

The 2020 Summer Paralympics branded as Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games are a major international multi-sport parasports event governed by the International Paralympic Committee. Scheduled as the 16th Summer Paralympic Games, they are scheduled to be held in Tokyo, Japan between 24 August and 5 September 2021.

Originally scheduled to take place between 25 August and 6 September 2020, both the Olympics and Paralympics were postponed to 2021 in March 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and would be held largely behind closed doors with no public spectators permitted due to a state of emergency in the Tokyo region. They were the second Summer Paralympics to be hosted by Tokyo since the 1964 Games, and the third Paralympics held in Japan overall since the 1998 Winter Paralympics. These Games saw the introduction of badminton and taekwondo to the Paralympic programme, replacing sailing and 7-a-side football.


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 an Australian Paralympic Team mascot – Lizzie the Lizard in manga style.

Lizzy, the frill-necked Lizard was chosen as the mascot for the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games. The frill of the Paralympic mascot, coloured in green and gold and in the shape of Australia, represents the country, with the ochre body mirroring the colour of the land. Lizzy’s strength, determination and attitude symbolise all Paralympic athletes participating at the Games.

Lizzie was the official mascot of the 2000 Summer Paralympics, held in Sydney, Australia.



2 Dollars

6th Portrait
Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Aluminium Bronze
Weight 6.6 g
Diameter 20.5 mm
Thickness 3.2 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Royal Australian Mint (RAM)

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