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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Possum Magic - Lamingtons are Magical

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Possum Magic - Lamingtons are Magical) -  obverse1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Possum Magic - Lamingtons are Magical) -  reverse

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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

Possum Magic - Lamingtons are Magical

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

Grandma Poss watching Hush eat magic Lamingtons.
Twenty one stars in the background.

Lettering:
POSSUM MAGIC
1 DOLLAR

Designer: Julie Vivas

Edge

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

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Possum Magic - Lamingtons are Magical) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

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

Comments

This NCLT commemorative $1 coin produced by the RAM is part of the "Possum Magic" eight coin set made available for a price of $15 from Woolworths supermarkets from 15/8/2017. It was also available from the RAM. The set also contains three circulating $2 and three other non-circulating $1 coins and a special non-circulating commemorative 1 cent coin. The theme for the set of eight coins is based on the classic Australian children's book Possum Magic. The 1 cent coin and four $1 coins are only available in the eight coin set. The three $2 coins are being released into circulation at Woolworths supermarkets over a period of two weeks.

The Possum Magic Book was first published in 1983 and is a whimsical picture book written by Mem Fox about two possums, Grandma Poss and Baby Hush, and their travels around Australia sampling food in their quest to make Hush visible again after he was made invisible by the magic of Grandma Poss.
This particular $1 coin relates to the fact that "Lamingtons are magical and  cure for invisibility".

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2017  400,100 3.75 UNC in 8 Coin Set

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