A shock release, Australia’s first commemorative $2 – and first full-colour $2! – has just been unveiled by the Royal Australian Mint! An utterly unique Australian legal tender type, this groundbreaking $2 coin is simply a must-have for every Australian coin collector. http://www.downies.com/Royal-Australian-Mint/2012-2-Remembrance-Day-C-Mintmark-Unc/3542/productview.aspx#
To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, two million $2 coins with purple detailing have been released into circulation. Australia is the second country in the world, behind Canada, to circulate coloured coins. The coins were released in Australia after months of meticulous preparation and design which included getting approval from Buckingham Palace
This $2 coin has been minted (for general circulation in 2015) to mark the 100th anniversary of the landing of ANZAC troops at Gallipoli during World War I. The coin has an image of poppies - symbolic of remembrance - among crosses similar to those that mark the graves of fallen soldiers, and the words 'Lest We Forget'.