Collectable Commemorative Australian $2 Coins

  • 2017 Remembrance $2 Green/Purple rosemary (image courtesy of the RAM)

Coloured coins galore! Over the past few years the Royal Australian Mint has been churning out collector 2 dollars coins with coloured reverses in the millions. The new coin colourisation technology has resulted in a mass of releases that has brought new collectors to numismatics. It’s also opened a new theme for existing coin collectors -the Australian $2 coin which was previously only seen with the Aboriginal design reverse.

The $2 collecting frenzy began in 2012 with the Royal Australian Mint in Canberra bringing in new equipment with the capability of producing coloured coins that could be put into circulation. In 2013 the Mint has this to say of the first coloured $2 coin, the 2012 coloured red poppy issued for Remembrance Day:

“The production of this coin was made possible through the trials and new developments procured by the Mint’s Engineering Team, who developed an innovative new process allowing long lasting colour to appear on a circulating coin design. Microtext was also a new feature, providing an added level of security against forgery.”
Royal Australian Mint Annual Report 2012-2013

Since that first issue the Mint has churned out these coloured commemorative collector coins at a rapid pace. We’ve put together the table below so you can see at a glance the details of each coin minted. Each Australian $2 coin is minted in aluminium bronze, weighs 6.6 grams and has a diameter of 20.5mm.

Australian Commemorative $2 Coins

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