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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Sydney Harbour

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Sydney Harbour) -  obverse1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Sydney Harbour) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2017
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.72 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 - Sydney Harbour

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2017
IRB

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.

Reverse

Sydney Harbour Scene with Australian Navy Gunboat and Japanese mini submarine, Harbour Bridge in the background

Lettering:
1 DOLLAR
SYDNEY
HARBOUR
EJL

Designer: E. Lewellen

Edge

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

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Sydney Harbour) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

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

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 "Sydney Harbour Submarine Attacks" in 1942 where Japanese mini submarines came in through the "Heads" and attacked shipping in the Harbour.

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