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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Tobruk 1941

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2011
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.68 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.999) (Pad Printed)
Weight 31.135 g
Diameter 40.6 mm
Thickness 4 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 1606
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

World War II - Siege of Tobruk

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2011
IRB
1 DOLLAR

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

The coin’s reverse depicts an Australian soldier, or ‘Rat of Tobruk’, wearing Second World War Western Desert Campaign military issue. The background incorporates a printed historical image of soldiers at Tobruk, and the inscription TOBRUK 1941. The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark is also included into the design.

Lettering:
P
TOBRUK
1941
1 oz 999 SILVER

Engraver: Wade Robinson

Edge

Reeded

Comments

The coin was struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.

The coin’s reverse depicts an Australian soldier, or ‘Rat of Tobruk’, wearing Second World War Western Desert Campaign military issue.  The background incorporates a printed historical image of soldiers at Tobruk, and the inscription TOBRUK 1941.  The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark is also included into the design.

Australian Legal Tender
Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination.

No more than 5,000 of these coins will be issued by The Perth Mint.

The coin is issued with a specially designed numbered Certificate of Authenticity which features photographs and a history of the campaign.

The coin is presented in a prestigious display case and themed shipper.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2011 P 5,000 Proof

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