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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 3rd Portrait - Howard Florey

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (3rd Portrait - Howard Florey) -  obverse1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (3rd Portrait - Howard Florey) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1998
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 ↑↑
References KM# 366
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Michael, Thomas & Tracy L. Schmidt; 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Michael, Thomas (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.

Commemorative issue

100th Annniverary of Howard Florey

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 1998
RDM

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.

Reverse

Howard Florey in surgical garb - Developer of Penicillin (1898-1968)

Lettering:
1 DOLLAR
C
HOWARD FLOREY CENTENARY

Engraver: Vladimir Gottwald/ Horst Hahne

Edge

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

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (3rd Portrait - Howard Florey) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

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

Comments

In 1998 the RAM released this NCLT coin celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Lord Baron Howard Florey. The coin was available as a MYO (Mint Your Own) coin with a "C" Mintmark in the visitor gallery of the Royal Australian Mint and came with a small coincard to house it.


It was also available from the Mobile Press at various Royal/ANDA Shows as follows:-
Adelaide - "A" Mintmark in a Purple Folder

Brisbane - "B" Mintmark in a Pink Coin Folder

Melbourne - "M" Mintmark in a Pale Yellow Folder

Sydney - "S" Mintmark in a Grey Coin Folder


A version of the coin was also released in .925 Silver in a capsule in a square plush box. The silver version had the, at the time, new Ian Rank Broadly effigy of the Queen on the obverse side  

Born in Adelaide, South Australia in 1898 Howard Florey is famously known as perhaps Australia's greatest ever scientist and having shared in the discovery of the anti biotic penicillin with Ernst Chain and Alexander Fleming. In fact he shared the Nobel Prize for Medicine with these gentlemen in 1945 for the discovery and extraction of penicillin.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1998 A 21,110 29% Adelaide Mintmark (Adelaide ANDA Show)
1998 B 29,924 22% Brisbane Mintmark (Brisbane ANDA Show)
1998 C 77,035 6.52 63% Canberra Mintmark (Gallery Press)
1998 M 21,809 24% Melbourne Mintmark (Royal Melbourne Show
1998 S 44,080 32% Sydney Mintmark (Royal Sydney Show)

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