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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 3rd Portrait - Dollar Decade

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (3rd Portrait - Dollar Decade) -  obverse 1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (3rd Portrait - Dollar Decade) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1994
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.68 USD
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 9 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 258
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

10th Anniversary of the Dollar Coin

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1984
RDM

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

Image of the old Australian $1 note morphing and merging into the Mob of Roo's one dollar coin.

Lettering:
1984
AUSTRALIA
1 DOLLAR
C
1994
G

Engraver: Vladimir Gottwald

Vladimir Gottwald was a member of the Royal Australian Mint's Design and Engraving Section. His portrait, designed following the British Royal Mint's invitation for a new effigy in 1996, was among the three designs submitted to Her Majesty for approval. Although Rank-Broadley's design was eventually chosen, Gottwald's design was approved for a once only use to commemorate the Royal Visit in 2000.

Edge

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

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (3rd Portrait - Dollar Decade)

Comments

Released as a NCLT coin by the RAM in 1994 this coin commemorates 10 years of the $1 coin which was introduced in 1984 replacing the old $1 Note.

It was available with a "C" Mintmark at the Public Gallery Press at the RAM in Canberra & with "M" & "S" Mintmarks from the Mobile Press at the Royal Shows in Melbourne & Sydney respectively.

       

Two versions of the coin were struck in sterling silver, one with interrupted reeding and one with continuous reeding. They were issued in capsules in plush boxes.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1994 C 105,090 Canberra Mintmark (Gallery Press)
1994 M 79,256 Melbourne Mintmark (Royal Melbourne Show)
1994 S 74,474 Sydney Mintmark (Royal Easter Show)

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