Circulating Australian Two Dollar Coins

  • 2016 Coloured $2 Olympic Coins (image courtesy of the RAM)

The two dollar coin was originally issued to replace the $2 banknote in 1988 and was minted for the first 2 years with the designers initials HH on the bust of the aboriginals portrait. After this, the HH was removed but the design stayed the same until 2012 began a collecting frenzy with the first commemorative and many coloured issues mostly in the militaria theme with some royalty, Olympic and classic childrens book special designs. With the collector two dollar market abuzz with excitement we thought we should put together a master list of all the issues and their mintages for reference.

Struck in aluminium bronze (92% copper, 6% aluminium and 2% nickel), an Australian $2 coin is round in shape, weighs 6.6 grams, measures 20.62 millimetres in diameter, 3.7 millimetre thickness and has interrupted edge reeding (or milling).



Footnotes
1991 is not listed as it is a mint set only year, no circulation coin were issued
Mintage number sources:
Royal Australian Mint Annual Reports various years
Renniks Australian Coin & Banknote Values various editions
The Pocket Guide to Australian Coins and Banknotes various editions by Greg McDonald
Media Announcements various
Royal Australian Mint website (www.ramint.gov.au)
NGC website (World Coin Price Guide www.ngccoin.com)

(i) Renniks 27th (2016), McDonald’s 13th (2005). McDonald’s 22nd (2015) lists incorrect mintage, it was randomly changed between the 13th (2005) and 14th (2006). It appears perhaps the Mint’s own website (as viewed 09/2017) copied the incorrect mintage.
(ii) Renniks 27th (2016), McDonald’s 13th (2005). McDonald’s 22nd (2015) lists incorrect mintage, it was randomly changed between the 13th (2005) and 14th (2006). It appears perhaps the Mint’s own website (as viewed 09/2017) copied the incorrect mintage.
(iii) Royal Australian Mint annual report 1991-1992
(iv) Royal Australian Mint annual report 1992-1993. McDonald’s 22nd (2015) lists incorrect mintage, it was randomly changed between the 13th (2005) and 14th (2006). It appears perhaps the Mint’s own website (as viewed 09/2017) copied the incorrect mintage.
(v) Renniks 27th (2016), McDonald’s 13th (2005). McDonald’s 22nd (2015) lists incorrect mintage, it was randomly changed between the 13th (2005) and 14th (2006). It appears perhaps the Mint’s own website (as viewed 09/2017) copied the incorrect mintage.
(vi) Renniks 27th (2016), McDonald’s 13th (2005). McDonald’s 22nd (2015) lists incorrect mintage, it was randomly changed between the 13th (2005) and 14th (2006). It appears perhaps the Mint’s own website (as viewed 09/2017) copied the incorrect mintage.
(vii) Renniks 27th (2016), McDonald’s 13th (2005). McDonald’s 22nd (2015) lists incorrect mintage, it was randomly changed between the 13th (2005) and 14th (2006). It appears perhaps the Mint’s own website (as viewed 09/2017) copied the incorrect mintage.
(viii) Renniks 27th (2016)
(ix) Renniks 27th (2016)
(x) Renniks 27th (2016)
(xi) McDonald’s 14th (2006), McDonald’s 17th (2009) to 21st (2013). I have only one RAM annual report from 2000-2001 which lists a mintage number of 8,421,000 so obviously more of the mintage is contained in the earlier year which I cannot source. The mintage number of 27.3mil listed on the RAM’s own website (as viewed 09/2017) is incorrect and likely copied from McDonald’s 15th or 16th editions that showed the incorrect number.
(xii) Royal Australian Mint annual report 2000-2001 and 2001-2002
(xiii) Royal Australian Mint annual report 2001-2002. The number of 3,565,000 is exactly as per the report. Renniks 27th (2016), McDonald’s 22nd (2015) and NGC (online) all list the mintage as 35,650,000 -is this perhaps an unfortunate typo? No correction was noted in the annual report for the following year.
(xiv) Royal Australian Mint annual report 2001-2002, 2002-2003 and 2003-2004
(xv) Royal Australian Mint annual report 2003-2004
(xvi) Royal Australian Mint annual report 2003-2004 and 2004-2005
(xvii) Royal Australian Mint annual report 2004-2005 and 2005-2006
(xviii) Royal Australian Mint annual report 2005-2006 and 2006-2007
(xix) Royal Australian Mint annual report 2006-2007 and 2007-2008
(xx) Royal Australian Mint annual report 2007-2008 and 2008-2009
(xxi) Royal Australian Mint annual report 2008-2009, 2009-2010 and 2010-2011
(xxii) Royal Australian Mint annual report 2010-2011, 2011-2012 and 2012-2013
(xxiii) Royal Australian Mint annual report 2011-2012
(xxiv) Royal Australian Mint annual report 2011-2012, 2012-2013 and 2013-2014
(xxv) Royal Australian Mint annual report 2012-2013
(xxvi) Royal Australian Mint annual report 2012-2013
(xxvii) Royal Australian Mint annual report 2012-2013 and 2013-2014
(xxviii) Royal Australian Mint annual report 2012-2013
(xxix) Royal Australian Mint annual report 2013-2014, 2014-2015 and 2015-2016
(xxx) Royal Australian Mint annual report 2014-2015
(xxxi) Royal Australian Mint annual report 2015-2016
(xxxii) Royal Australian Mint annual report 2014-2015 and 2015-2016
(xxxiii) Royal Australian Mint annual report 2015-2016
(xxxiv) Royal Australian Mint annual report 2015-2016
(xxxv) Royal Australian Mint annual report 2015-2016
(xxxvi) Royal Australian Mint annual report 2015-2016
(xxxvii) Royal Australian Mint annual report 2015-2016
(xxxviii) Royal Australian Mint annual report 2015-2016
(xxxix) Royal Australian Mint annual report 2015-2016
(xl) Royal Australian Mint annual report 2015-2016
(xli) Royal Australian Mint annual report 2015-2016
(xlii) No official mintage numbers reported
(xliii) No official mintage numbers reported, suggested number based on media reports
(xliv) No official mintage numbers reported, suggested number based on media reports
(xlv) No official mintage numbers reported, suggested number based on media reports
(xlvi) No official mintage numbers reported, suggested number based on media reports

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