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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - The Last Anzacs

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - The Last Anzacs) -  obverse1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - The Last Anzacs) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Years 1999-2000
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.69 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# 400
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

The Last Anzacs

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1999
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

Image of an Australian Soldier (Nicknamed a "Digger") wearing an iconic Slouch Hat

Lettering:
THE LAST ANZACS
1 DOLLAR

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.

Edge

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

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - The Last Anzacs) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Comments

To acknowledge the sacrifice and valour of the landings of Australian and New Zealand troops at Gallipoli in 1915 the RAM released this NCLT Last ANZACS dollar coin in 1999. By 1999 even a boy who had lied about his age to join the army at 15 or 16 would be 100, and sadly, veterans of Gallipoli were very few indeed.

This was the first Aluminium-bronze $1 coin to introduce the Ian Rank-Broadley 4th Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on its obverse.

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 with a pre-struck Mintmark as well the ones done on Mobile Press at various Royal Shows as follows:-  Sydney - "S" Mintmark,  Brisbane - "B" Mintmark,  Melbourne - "M" Mintmark,  Adelaide - "A" Mintmark - All issued in a foldable light green coincard.

A special Twin Pack coincard was issued with the 1999 Year of Older Persons coin included with a "C" Mintmarked Last Anzacs coin. (See Link Below)

A PNC was released by Australia Post with a year 2000 dated coin. It had no mintmark.


A Fine Silver (.999) proof version of the coin was also released by the RAM in a capsule inside a plush box.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1999 A 28,681 Adelaide Mintmark (Royal Adelaide Show)
1999 B 33,634 Brisbane Mintmark (Royal Brisbane Show)
1999 C 126,161 Canberra Mintmark (Gallery Press)
1999 C 33,922 Canberra Mintmark (In Twin Pack)
1999 M 49,841 Melbourne Mintmark (Royal Melbourne Show)
1999 S 53,286 Sydney Mintmark (Royal Sydney Show)
2000  47,830 PNC Issue (No Mintmark)

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