1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Milne Bay

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Milne Bay) -  obverse1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Milne Bay) -  reverse

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Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2017
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.78 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 9 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 114213
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Commemorative issue

A War Close To Home - Milne Bay


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


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.


Scene from the Battle of Milne Bay in Papua, Australian Troops and Tanks on the beach


Designer: E. Lewellen


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

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Milne Bay) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley


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


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 Milne Bay" where Australian Troops fought a bitter campaign against the Japanese aggressors, eventually defeating and causing them to retreat.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2017  12 002 UNC in 4 Coin Presentation Card

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