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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Australia's Convict Era

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Australia's Convict Era) -  obverse 1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Australia's Convict Era) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2018
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 ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Australia's Convict Era

Obverse

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

Translation:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2018
1 DOLLAR
IRB

Engraver: Ian Rank Broadly

Reverse

A representation of a tree in the shape of Australia
growing from chains and convict uniform arrows below.

Lettering:
AUSTRALIA'S CONVICT ERA
1788 - 1868
TD

Engraver: T. Dean

Edge

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

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Australia's Convict Era)

© Mike Bentley

Comments

This NCLT coin which commemorates Australia's Convict Era was issued by the RAM in the Four Coin "C" mintmark & [B], [S], [M] Privymark set for 2018.


Australia's convicts were a mixed bunch, but their stories have helped to create a contemporary Australia. One of them named Mary Wade, is actually an ancestor of Kevin Rudd, who was a former Prime Minister of Australia. These coins recognise the influence of convicts, such as Mary, whose stories have shaped Australia as a nation

This coin was available during 2018 from the MYO Visitor Press on the ground floor of the RAM in Canberra with "C" mintmark for $3.00.

Issued at regional RAM Pop up Shops with a (MAP) of Australia Counterstamp.
Issued at the Royal Sydney Easter Show with a (S) Counterstamp.
Issued at the Brisbane RAM Pop up Shop in Brisbane on 22/9/2018 with a (B) Counterstamp
Issued at the Royal Melbourne Show with a (M) Counterstamp

The "C" mintmarked coin was also released by Australia Post in a PNC -  Number of copies unknown.
And was also released with 3 different Overprints at the Canberra Stamp Show on 16,17 & 18th March 2018. 300 Copies of each.


It was also included in the RAM Legends six coin UNC set for 2018 with a "C" Mintmark

 An NCLT Fine Silver (.999) Proof version of the coin was also released in a plush box.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2018 (B) Brisbane Counterstamp (RAM Pop Up Shop Brisbane)
2018 (M) Melbourne Counterstamp (RAM Pop Up Shop Melbourne)
2018 (Map) Australia MAP Counterstamp (RAM Pop Up Shop Regional)
2018 (S) Sydney Counterstamp (Royal Sydney Show)
2018 [B] 15,000 Brisbane Privymark (Four Coin CBMS set)
2018 [M] 15,000 Melbourne Privymark (Four Coin CBMS set)
2018 [S] 15,000 Sydney Privymark (Four Coin CBMS set)
2018 C 15,000 Canberra Mintmark (Four Coin CBMS Set)
2018 C Gallery Press at the Mint
2018 C 300 PNC Canberra Stamp Show Day 1
2018 C 300 PNC Canberra Stamp Show Day 2
2018 C 300 PNC Canberra Stamp Show Day 3
2018 C PNC Issue
2018 C 1,500 RAM Legends Six Coin Set

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