1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Army Anniversary
|Queen||Elizabeth II (1952-date)|
1.00 AUD = 0.73 USD
|Orientation||Medal alignment ↑↑|
100th Anniversary of the Army
4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara
The Rising Sun Badge of the Australian Army.
CENTENARY OF THE ARMY
1901 - 2001
7 shorter smooth segments between 7 reeded segments (11 grooves each)
© Mike Bentley
MintRoyal Australian Mint, Canberra, Australia (1965-date)
This Aluminium-bronze NCLT coin was issued by the RAM in 2001 & released in a coin card. It was available with a "C" Mintmark from the Public Gallery Press at the RAM. Australia Post issued the same coin with "C" Mintmark in a PNC. The coin also came with an "S" Mintmark at the Sydney Royal Easter Show. Australia Post also released a PNC containing the coin with a "C" Mintmark.
The reverse of this coin shows the the iconic 'Rising Sun' Australian Army badge surrounded by the legend "The Australian Army 1901 - 2001". The Rising Sun badge originates back to 1902 when a badge was required for Australian colonial forces operating in South Africa during the Boer War. The badge depicts the Imperial Crown and a banner with the words "The Australian Army". The 'sun rays' or rising sun are in fact not that at all, originally they were to depict a semi circle of thrusting swords and bayonets around the crown which in 1902 was to depict the co-operation between the navy (the swords) and the army (the bayonets).
A special Three Coin Folder was also issued in 2001 that included the Navy and Airforce Anniversary coins.
A Fine Silver (.999) Proof version of the coin was also released in a capsule inside a plush case. This coin did not have a mintmark.
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|2001 C||125,186||4.58||81%||Canberra Mintmark (Gallery Press); "IRB" joined & spaced|
|2001 C||27,209||17%||Canberra Mintmark (PNC Issue)|
|2001 C||12,342||6%||UNC in 3 Coin Folder (Navy, Army & Airforce)|
|2001 S||38,095||4.58||26%||Sydney Mintmark (Royal Easter Show) pre struck at RAM|
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