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15 Dollars - Elizabeth II "Australian Kangaroo" Gold Bullion Coinage

15 Dollars - Elizabeth II ("Australian Kangaroo" Gold Bullion Coinage) -  obverse15 Dollars - Elizabeth II ("Australian Kangaroo" Gold Bullion Coinage) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Years 1989-1990
Value 15 Dollars
15 AUD = 10 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Gold (.999)
Weight 3.11 g
Diameter 16 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 118
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Obverse

3rd portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the King George IV State Diadem

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA
RDM
· 15 DOLLARS ·

Engraver: Raphael David Maklouf

Raphael David Maklouf is a sculptor, best known for designing the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II used on the coins of many Commonwealth nations. Maklouf was born in Jerusalem emigrating with his family to the United Kingdom after the Second World War. He attended the Camberwell School of Art until 1958, afterward becoming an academic lecturer for ten years. He was made an Associate of the Royal Society of British Sculptors in 1979. Raphael Maklouf was born to a Jewish family. His father is Samuel Maklouf, born in Safed, Raphael Makouf's mother is Leonie Maklouf.

Reverse

Kangoroo jumping left above date

Lettering:
THE AUSTRALIAN NUGGET 1/10 OZ. 9999 GOLD
RED KANGAROO
· 1990 ·

Comments

Observation - The Australian Nugget coins have different designs.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1989  13,971 Proof
1990  200,000
1990  5,374 Proof

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