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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Navy Anniversary

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

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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# 588
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

90th Anniversary of the Royal Australian Navy

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 Navy (RAN)
Showing an Anchor and Chain within a Reeded Oval topped by a Crown

Lettering:
ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVY
1911 ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVY 2001
ONE DOLLAR

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 - Navy Anniversary)

Comments

This NCLT $1 coin was issued by the RAM in 2001 in a Coincard to mark the 90th Anniversary of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).



The reverse shows the RAN badge surrounded by the legend Royal Australian Navy 1911 - 2001. The RAN badge was adopted in 1949, it depicts the Queens crown on top of a knotted rope surround. In the surround is an anchor and chain, the words Royal Australian Navy, and at the bottom the Australian Federation Star.

A special Three Coin Folder was also issued in 2001 that included the Army and Airforce Anniversary coins.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2001  12,342 UNC in 3 Coin Folder (Navy, Army & Airforce)
2001  62,429 UNC in Coincard

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