Australia 1996 2 dollars

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a typical circulated specimen, from the Mountain Groan Collection
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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 used 1988-98. The reverse shown here is still in use, altho this denomination is occasionally used for commemoratives.

Recorded mintage: 13,909,000 plus proofs.

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

Catalog reference: KM 101.


  • 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.

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