1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 3rd Portrait - Barcelona Olympics

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (3rd Portrait - Barcelona Olympics) -  obverse1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (3rd Portrait - Barcelona Olympics) -  reverse

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Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1992
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.67 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# 175
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

1992 Olympics, Barcelona


3rd portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the King George IV State Diadem


Engraver: Raphael David Maklouf

Raphael David Maklouf is a sculptor, best known for designing the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II used on the coins of many Commonwealth nations. Maklouf was born in Jerusalem emigrating with his family to the United Kingdom after the Second World War. He attended the Camberwell School of Art until 1958, afterward becoming an academic lecturer for ten years. He was made an Associate of the Royal Society of British Sculptors in 1979. Raphael Maklouf was born to a Jewish family. His father is Samuel Maklouf, born in Safed, Raphael Makouf's mother is Leonie Maklouf.


Javelin thrower designed by Margaret Priest


Engraver: Wojciech Pietranik

Wojciech Pietranik, born 25 March 1950, is a Polish artist and sculptor best known for his design work for coins and medals.


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

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (3rd Portrait - Barcelona Olympics) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley


This $1 coin was issued as a NCLT coin by the RAM to commemorate the Summer Olympic Games (the XXVth Olympiad) which were held in Barcelona, Spain in 1992. This coin was issued without a mintmark but was available in a number of varying packages. It was available at the Mint your Own Gallery Press at the RAM for $2 when you visited Canberra. It was issued in a wallet depicting the RAM building. These were then replaced by wallets with a picture depicting the Olympic rings.

The illustrated wallets were also issued at the Sydney Royal Easter Show. The coin was also issued in the 1992 Annual Mint Set and the 1992 Year Proof Set.  A  proof version was also released in the "Women in Sport" edition in a capsule.

It was also issued in the 1992 re-strike set of the first 5 one dollar Australian coins.

Sterling Silver (.925) versions of the coin were issued in two different plush boxes. One was a square box with interrupted edge reeding, the other was in a rectangular box with fully milled reeding.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1992  2,979 0% Proof Women in Sport Capsule
1992  56,367 13% Proof Year Set
1992  66,789 4% UNC in Restrike 5 Coin Set 1992
1992  16,996 3% UNC RAM Public Gallery MYO
1992  26,500 53% UNC Sydney Easter Show Issue
1992  118,528 5.53 42% UNC Year Set

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