1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Coral Sea

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Coral Sea) -  obverse1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Coral Sea) -  reverse

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Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2017
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 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

A War Close To Home - Coral Sea


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


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.


Battle Scene from the Coral Sea with Australian Navy Gunboat, Sea Plane and exploding enemy ship in the distance


Engraver: E. Llewellyn


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

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Coral Sea) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley


This NCLT release by the RAM is part of a four coin set which is included in the Official ANZAC Centenary Coin Program. The set is titled "A War Close To Home".

Through the eyes of a nation not accustomed to conflict at home, war in our otherwise peaceful region still seems hard to comprehend so many years later. This four coin set tells the story of how war arrived in our region and how Australia managed a successful defence against experienced and motivated aggressors.

This particular coin highlights the "Battle of the Coral Sea" where Australian and Allied Forces defeated the Japanese Navy and turned the tide of the war in the Pacific.

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