1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Masterpieces in Silver - 1940 Shilling

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Masterpieces in Silver - 1940 Shilling) -  obverse1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Masterpieces in Silver - 1940 Shilling) -  reverse

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Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1999
Value 1 Dollar
1 AUD = 0.68 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 6.57 g
Diameter 23.6 mm
Thickness 1.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 485
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

Masterpieces in Silver 1999 - Pre Decimal Circulation Coins


4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara


Engraver: Ian Rank-Broadley

Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS is a British sculptor who has produced many acclaimed works, among which are several designs for British coinage.


Shilling 1940 reverse design of KM# 39
Merino Ram between two 7 pointed stars


Engraver: George Kruger Gray

George Kruger Gray was an English artist, best remembered for his designs of coinage and stained glass windows.



1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Masterpieces in Silver - 1940 Shilling) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley


This NCLT Fine Silver (.999) NCLT coin was released as part of the 1999 Masterpieces in Silver "Pre Decimal Circulation Coins" set which contained five other re-makes of pre-decimal coins of various types. Each of the coins in the set featured the dates of rare original coins in each of the denominations.

The reverse of this stunning coin is a replica of the original rare Melbourne Mint 1940 Shilling of which only 760,000 were made. However the obverse has the 1998 Ian Rank-Broadley fourth Portrait of Queen Elizabeth the second, unlike the original coin which had a Portrait of King George VI facing left.

Other coins in the set were a Halfpenny (5c), Penny (10c), Threepence (20c), Sixpence (50c) & Sovereign ($2)

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1999  15,000 Proof in Masterpieces in Silver Set

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