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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II Burke & Wills 150 Years

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (Burke & Wills 150 Years) -  obverse 1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (Burke & Wills 150 Years) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2010
Value 1 Dollar
AUD = 0.68 USD
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 13.80 g
Diameter 30.60 mm
Thickness 3.10 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

The 150th anniversary of Burke and Wills’ intrepid expedition

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II • AUSTRALIA 2010
IRB
1 DOLLAR

Reverse

The coin’s reverse portrays Burke and Wills as they are represented in Charles Summers’ sculpture on the corner of Melbourne’s Swanston and Collins Streets

Lettering: BURKE & WILLS

Edge

Milled

Comments

The Perth Mint has created an Australian $1 coin for exclusive inclusion in Australia Post’s Stamp and Coin Cover marking the 150th anniversary of Burke and Wills’ intrepid expedition, which left Melbourne for the Gulf of Carpentaria in August 1860.  The first European settlers to cross the Australian continent from south to north, the heroes’ remarkable accomplishment turned to tragedy, however, when they perished on the return leg.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2010 P UNC; PNC

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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (Burke & Wills 150 Years)