Australia 2008 2 dollars

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a typical circulated specimen, from the Mountain Groan Collection
Australia 2008 2 dollars rev DSLR.jpg

In 1966, Australia abandoned the sterling coinage she had used since the days of Captain Cook and adopted the decimal dollar and cent. This bust of the queen was introduced in 1999 and still appears on the two dollar coin. This is the regular issue, altho this denomination is occasionally used for commemoratives.

Recorded mintage: 46,956,000 plus proofs.

Specification: 6.60 g, aluminum bronze, 20.5 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 406.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date, 11th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • McDonald, Greg, The Pocket Guide to Australian Coins and Banknotes, 23rd ed., Lavington, Australia, 2017.

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