Australia 1983 2 cents
The specimen shown is from a type struck for Australia 1966-84. This type was struck in large numbers and no dates are rare. The succeeding type (KM 79) used the Maklouf bust of the queen 1985-91, after which the denomination was suspended.
Recorded mintage: 177,227,000 plus 80,000 proofs (shown here).
Specification: 5.2 g, bronze, 21.6 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM 63.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- McDonald, Greg, The Pocket Guide to Australian Coins and Banknotes, 23rd ed., Lavington, Australia, 2017.