The Australian Coins 2 Dollar is a very popular coin in Australia. It was introduced in 2019 to replace the Australian One Dollar coin which was introduced in 1966. The new 2 Dollar coin has been minted by the Royal Australian Mint and features Queen Elizabeth II on one side and the Coat of Arms of Australia on the other side.
The new 2 Dollar coin was introduced to replace the old one dollar coin which had become too hard for people to use as it was too thick and heavy. To ensure that everyone can use their coins easily, there are two sizes of the new 2 dollar coin available:
- The smaller one which weighs 9 grams and measures 26 millimeters in diameter (the old one weighed more than twice this).
- The larger one which weighs 28 grams and measures 35 millimeters in diameter (the old one weighed more than twice this).
The Australian Coin 2 Dollar is a legal tender note that was introduced in 1996. It is worth $2 and is part of the polymer series which includes the $5, $10 and $20 notes. The main difference between the 1996 polymer and the current design is that this note has curved corners instead of being square like all other banknotes. This series of notes was introduced as an attempt to improve on the previous one which had many security issues such as counterfeiting.
The main focus of this note was to have more security features which made it much harder for counterfeiters to copy. It also included new anti-counterfeiting features such as a transparent window with a hologram which can only be seen from one side. Other features include raised printing on both sides of the note and micro-printing along its edge which can only be seen under UV light. These features make it very difficult for counterfeiters to copy these notes without access to expensive equipment or technology which is often only available at banks or post offices.