The tiny “HH” stamp can be found on 1988 and 1989 $2 coins in the bottom left-hand corner, on the lower chest of the Indigenous man featured on the tails side. The symbol represents the initials of Horst Hahne, the Royal Australian Mint chief engraver at the time the coins were first introduced.
What is the rarest Australian $2 coin?
4 Rare Australian 2 Dollar Coins
- 2013 Purple Stripe Coronation 2 Dollar Coin. …
- 2012 Remembrance Day Red Poppy $2 Coin. …
- 2008 or 2009 Double Struck 2 Dollar Coins. …
- 1988 or 1989 2 Dollar Coins with HH Stamped on them.
What is the name of the Aboriginal elder on the $2 coin?
The two dollar coin featured an Aboriginal Elder Gwoya Jungarai (1895 – 28 March 1965), also known as ‘One Pound Jimmy’, from central Australia.
Who is the guy on the $2 coin?
The man on the 2 dollar coins name is Gwoya Jungarai and he was one of the only survivors of one of the last recognised massacres of Aboriginal people, the 1928 Coniston Massacre in Central Australia.
Why is Mr Squiggle on the $2 coin?
The coins commemorate 60 years since the advent of the character. Rebecca Hetherington is the daughter of Mr Squiggle’s creator, Norman Hetherington, and was the host of the original show. She said it was an honour to have the coins immortalise her father’s work.
Is there a $2 coin?
Actually the US has a $1 coin and has NEVER had a $2 coin. They did try a $2 note several years ago but it did not take off and is rarely, if ever, seen now. Canada on the other hand HAS had a $1 coin (The Loonie) since 1987 and a $2 coin (The Toonie) for about 10 years.
Are any Australian 50 cent coins valuable?
You could take a look at our Aussie silver coin value calculator to work it out. Anyway, back onto the circulation issues. Truly uncirculated 50 cent coins from 1969 (cv $25), 1971 ($25), 1972 ($55), 1973 ($60), 1974 ($35), 1985 ($13), 1993 ($22) , and 1997 ($30) are all worth more than any commemorative 50c coin.
What is the rarest coin in Australia?
The most valuable Australian penny is the Proof 1930 Penny selling for $1.15 million in 2019. As it so happens it also is the most valuable Australian coin … of any metal. It was struck in 1930 at the Melbourne Mint during the Great Depression.
What is the rarest Australian $1 coin?
A rare Australian one dollar coin, known as a ‘mule’, is being sold at auction for more than $4,000. A mix up at a mint in 2000 created a rare $1/10c hybrid – also called a mule coin – which is valued by rare coin collectors at thousands of times its face value.
What is a $2 coin made of?
The $2 coin is made of 92% copper, 6% aluminium and 2% nickel. It is circular in shape, and has an interrupted milled edge. It weighs 6.6 grams and is 20.5 millimetres in diameter.
Who is on the $1 coin?
Eisenhower (1971-1978), suffragist Susan B. Anthony (1979-1981, 1999), and Sacagawea in 2000. The Presidential $1 Coin Program launched in 2007 and the obverse design has featured different U.S. presidents. The Native American $1 Coin Program, launched in 2009, features Sacagawea.
Who is on $2?
Portrait and Vignette
The $2 note features a portrait of Thomas Jefferson on the front of the note and a vignette depicting the signing of the Declaration of Independence on the back of the note.
What does a $2 coin weigh?
Currency (Royal Australian Mint) Determination (No. 2) 2017
|Specifications of coins|
|Item||Denomination||Standard weight and allowable variation (g)|
|4||50c||15.55 ± 0.96|
|5||$2||6.60 ± 0.60|
|6||$2||6.60 ± 0.60|
What are the rare Australian coins?
Australia’s rarest coin, the 1930 penny proof, sold for $225,000 in 1998.
Five Aussie coins that are worth a pretty penny
- 2007 double obverse five cent coin. …
- 2000 mule variation double ringed $1 coin. …
- 2001 federation upset error. …
- 2000 incuse flag Millennium 50 cent coin.
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How much is Possum magic $2 coin worth?
Price for each is from $7- $12.
When did the $2 coin come out in Australia?
The two dollar coin was first introduced on 20 June 1988. Planning for a two dollar coin commenced around the same time as that for the one dollar coin.