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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Women's Suffrage

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Women's Suffrage) -  obverse1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Women's Suffrage) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2003
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 ↑↑
References KM# 754,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 734
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Commemorative issue

100th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2003
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

Two women suffragettes. One holding a 3 prong fork, the other with a shield over her shoulder.

Lettering:
CENTENARY OF WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE
1
DOLLAR

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 (4th Portrait - Women's Suffrage) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Comments

2003 marked the 100 year anniversary of the first opportunity to vote in Federal Australian elections for Australian women. Australian and New Zealand led the western world in providing voting rights to women, with NZ granting rights in 1893 and Australia in 1903. Rights to vote in Australian State elections began with South Australia in 1894 and right through all the states until Victoria finally came to the party in 1908. To celebrate the Centenary of these momentous events the Government of Australia authorised the minting of a special $1 coin by the RAM which was placed into circulation. This is known as the 2003 Women's Suffrage dollar. A very small number were issued in a VIP Presentation case in Uncirculated condition.

Two versions of the coin exist due to  die cracking.
A Small design with a long left trident prong.


A Large design with a short left trident prong.

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2003  10,007,000 1.75 1.75 2.06 Circulation
2003  225 UNC Boxed VIP Set

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