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Coins of Australia

 
Australia 2 dollar coin 1988

Australia 2 dollar coin - 1988

round copper-aluminum-nickel coin with reeded edge (160,700,000 minted)
obverse: Queen Elizabeth II (artist Raphael Maklouf)
reverse: Aboriginal elder (inspired by Gwoya Jungarai) and Southern Cross constellation and a grass tree (artist Horste Hahne)
 
Australia 1 dollar coin - 2002

Australia 1 dollar coin - 2002

round aluminum bronze coin (34,000,000+ minted)
obverse: Queen Elizabeth II (artist Ian Rank-Broadley)
reverse: "Year of the Outback" logo (artist Wojciech Pietranik)
released in 2002 to celebrate the "Year of the Outback"
 
Australia 50c coin - 1981

Australia 50 cent coin - 1981

dodecagonal (12 sided) copper-nickel coin with plain edge (24,168,000 minted)
obverse: Queen Elizabeth II (artist Arnold Machin)
reverse: kangaroo, coat of arms, emu (artist Stuart Devlin)
 
Australia 50c coin - 1994

Australia 50 cent coin - 1981

dodecagonal (12 sided) copper-nickel coin with plain edge (20,830,800 minted)
obverse: Queen Elizabeth II (artist Raphael Maklouf)
reverse: a child-like image of a family (artist Carolyn Rosser)
Released in 1994 to promote the "International Year of the Family"
 
Australia 20c coin - 1970

Australia 20 cent coin - 1970

copper-nickel coin with reeded edge (23,271,000 minted)
obverse: Queen Elizabeth II, 2nd portrait, young bust (artist Arnold Machin)
reverse: duckbill platypus, (artist Stuart Devlin)
 
Australia 10c coin - 2005

Australia 10 cent coin - 2005

round copper-nickel coin with reeded edge (116,733,520 minted)
obverse: Queen Elizabeth II, 4th portrait (Ian Rank-Broadley)
reverse: superb lyrebird, Menuar novaehollandiae (artist Stuart Devlin)
 
Australia 5c coin - 2005

Australia 5 cent coin - 2004

round copper-nickel coin with milled edge (147,658,000 minted)
obverse: Queen Elizabeth II, 4th portrait (Ian Rank-Broadley)
reverse: echidna (artist Stuart Devlin)
 
Australia 1c coin - 1966

Australia 1c coin - 1966

round bronze coin with plain edge (2,014,000,000 minted)
obverse: Queen Elizabeth II (Arnold Machin)
reverse: feather-tail glider (artist Stuart Devlin)