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


Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2017
Value 1 Dollar
1 AUD = 0.68 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


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


Engraver: Ian Rank Broadly


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


Engraver: T. Dean


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

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

© Mike Bentley


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 coin in a PNC

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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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2017 (B) Brisbane Counterstamp (Royal Brisbane Show)
2017 (M) Melbourne Counterstamp (Royal Melbourne Show)
2017 (MAP) Australia MAP Counterstamp (RAM Regional Pop Up Shops)
2017 (S) Sydney Counterstamp (Royal Sydney Show)
2017 [B] 15,000 Brisbane Privymark (Four Coin CBMS set)
2017 [M] 15,000 Melbourne Privymark (Four Coin CBMS set)
2017 [S] 15,000 Sydney Privymark (Four Coin CBMS set)
2017 C 15,000 Canberra Mintmark (Four Coin CBMS Set)
2017 C Gallery Press at the Mint
2017 C 1,500 RAM Legends Six Coin Set
2017 C UNC in PNC Canberra Mintmark

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