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2 Dollars - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Masterpieces in Silver - 1920 Soveriegn

2 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Masterpieces in Silver - 1920 Soveriegn) -  obverse2 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Masterpieces in Silver - 1920 Soveriegn) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1999
Value 2 Dollars
2 AUD = 1.36 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 13.36 g
Diameter 28.5 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 486
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

Masterpiece in Silver 1999 - Pre Decimal Circulation Coins

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1999
IRB

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.

Reverse

Sovereign 1920 reverse design of KM#29
St. George on horseback slaying the dragon

Lettering:
1999 MASTERPIECES IN SILVER
1920
S
TWO DOLLARS

Engraver: Benedetto Pistrucci

Benedetto Pistrucci was a distinguished Italian Gem-engraver, medallist and coin-engraver who became Chief-medallist at the Royal Mint in England.

Edge

Reeded

2 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Masterpieces in Silver - 1920 Soveriegn) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Comments

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 1920 "S" Mintmarked Gold Sovereign of which only 360,000 were made at the San Fransisco Mint. However the obverse has the 1998 Ian Rank-Broadley fourth Portrait of Queen Elizabeth the Second, unlike the original coin which had a Bust of King George V facing left.

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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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