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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Trans-Australian Railway

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Trans-Australian Railway) -  obverse1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Trans-Australian Railway) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2017
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.72 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 9 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Centenary of the Trans-Australian Railway

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2017
1 DOLLAR
IRB

Designer: 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

Image of a Steam Engine and Carriages travelling right to left with large plume of smoke. Railway tracks in a semi-circle in lower half of the coin

Lettering:
TRANS-AUSTRALIAN RAILWAY
CENTENARY
C

Designer: Tony Dean

Tony Dean, is a medal maker and coin designer. A designer, engraver and sculptor of custom designed medals, plaques and coins, he worked with both the Royal Australian Mint and the Perth Mint.

Edge

7 shorter smooth segments between 7 reeded segments (11 grooves each)

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Trans-Australian Railway) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

C Royal Australian Mint, Canberra, Australia (1965-date)

Comments

This NCLT coin which commemorates 100 years of the Trans-Australian Railway was issued by the RAM in the Four Coin "C" mintmark & [B], [S], [M] Privymark set for 2017.
  
 
Crossing the wide brown land of Australia was an insurmountable task 100 years ago. With challenges for transport, freight and communication, the east and west coasts were divided by more than distance. The Trans-Australian Railway line, completed in 1917, united the young nation after federation like never before.

Also available from the Visitor Press on the ground floor of the RAM in Canberra with "C" mintmark for $3.00.
Issued at the Royal Sydney Easter Show with a (S) Counterstamp.
Issued at the Royal Melbourne Show with a (M) Counterstamp.
Issued at the Royal Brisbane Exhibition Show with a (B) Counterstamp.
Issued at Regional RAM Pop up Shops with a (MAP) of Australia Counterstamp.
  
  
  

Australia Post released the "C" Mintmarked coin in a PNC (Issue 15 of 2017)


The "C" mintmark $1 was included in a ballot-only limited edition of 1,500 sets of 2017 uncirculated coins, available only to members of the "Legends" RAM Loyalty Program.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2017 (B) 14% Brisbane Counterstamp (Royal Brisbane Show)
2017 (M) 12% Melbourne Counterstamp (Royal Melbourne Show)
2017 (MAP) 20% Australia MAP Counterstamp (RAM Regional Pop Up Shops)
2017 (S) 18% Sydney Counterstamp (Royal Sydney Show)
2017 [B] 14,927 32% Brisbane Privymark (Four Coin CBMS set)
2017 [M] 14,927 26% Melbourne Privymark (Four Coin CBMS set)
2017 [S] 14,927 24% Sydney Privymark (Four Coin CBMS set)
2017 C 14,927 38% Canberra Mintmark (Four Coin CBMS Set)
2017 C 40% Gallery Press at the Mint
2017 C 1,500 6% RAM Legends Six Coin Set
2017 C 10% UNC in PNC Canberra Mintmark

Frequencies show the percentage of Numista users who own each year or variety among all the users who own this coin. Since some users own several versions, the sum may be greater than 100%.

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