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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

© Mike Bentley

Features

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 - Milne Bay

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2017
IRB

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.

Reverse

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

Lettering:
1 DOLLAR
MILNE
BAY
EJL

Engraver: E. Llewellyn

Edge

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

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

© Mike Bentley

Comments

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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