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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Airforce Anniversary

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Airforce Anniversary) -  obverse 1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Airforce Anniversary) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2001
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.68 USD
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 9 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 531
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

80th Anniversary of the Royal Australian Air Force

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2001
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

Badge of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)
Showing an Eagle with wings spread

Lettering:
ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE
1821 ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE 2001
ONE DOLLAR
PER ARDUA-AD ASTRA

Engraver: Vladimir Gottwald

Vladimir Gottwald was a member of the Royal Australian Mint's Design and Engraving Section. His portrait, designed following the British Royal Mint's invitation for a new effigy in 1996, was among the three designs submitted to Her Majesty for approval. Although Rank-Broadley's design was eventually chosen, Gottwald's design was approved for a once only use to commemorate the Royal Visit in 2000.

Edge

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

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Airforce Anniversary)

© Mike Bentley

Comments

This NCLT $1 coin was issued by the RAM in 2001 in a coincard to mark the 80th Anniversary of the RAAF.



The reverse depicts the RAAF badge surrounded by the legend Royal Australian Air Force 1921 - 2001. The RAAF badge depicts an Australian wedge tailed eagle, the imperial crown of Britain, and the words Royal Australian Air Force. The latin motto, per ardua ad astra means "through struggle to the stars" and is the same motto used by the RAF and dates back to the original Royal Flying Corps (pre-cursor to the RAF) in 1912.

The coin was also issued in a three coin set with the 2001 Army and Navy $1 NCLT Coins.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2001  12,342 UNC (Army, Navy, Air Force 3 Coin Folder)
2001  99,281 5.63 UNC in Coincard

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