1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 3rd Portrait - Sir Charles Kingsford Smith - Small Head

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (3rd Portrait - Sir Charles Kingsford Smith - Small Head) -  obverse1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (3rd Portrait - Sir Charles Kingsford Smith - Small Head) -  reverse

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Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1997
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.74 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 9 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 12607
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References KM# 355
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

100th Anniversary of Sir Charles Kingsford Smith


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


Designer: 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.


Image of Sir Charles Kingsford Smith wearing a pilots helmet and his Fokker Tri-motor plane, the "Southern Cross" superimposed on a map of the world showing the route taken across the Pacific Ocean.


Designer: 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 - Sir Charles Kingsford Smith - Small Head) -  obverse


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


This is the alternate NCLT Sir Charles Kingsford Smith (Non-Circulating) Commemorative coin known as the "Small Head" version. This was released in a coincard at various Royal Shows in Australian Capital Cities throughout the year.


A "Dual Set" was also released that contained the circulation "Large Head" Kingsford-Smith  coin.

Born in 1897 Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith was an early Australian aviation pioneer. He is best known in Australia for making the first Pacific crossing from Australia to the USA, setting a speed record from Australia to London of 10.5 days, and for disappearing while attempting to set yet more records. He is an iconic figure in Australian history and his blue Fokker Tri-Motor aircraft, the Southern Cross is equally well known in popular culture.

A Fine Silver (.999) version of this coin was also released in a capsule in a plush square box .

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1997 A 25 403 26% Adelaide Mintmark (Royal Adelaide Show)
1997 B 28 616 14.81 27% Brisbane Mintmark (Royal Brisbane Show)
1997 C 102 213 4.14 69% Canberra Mintmark (Gallery Press MYO)
1997 C 50 500 13.13 14% UNC Dual Set
1997 M 27 430 26% Melbourne Mintmark (Royal Melbourne Show)
1997 S 50 858 2.89 30% Sydney Mintmark (Royal Sydney Show)

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