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25 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Centenary of Federation - Dump

25 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Centenary of Federation - Dump) -  obverse25 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Centenary of Federation - Dump) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2001
Value 25 cents
0.25 AUD = 0.18 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 8.749 g
Diameter 26.26 mm
Thickness 4 mm
Shape Other (Seven Pointed Star)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Centenary of Federation

Obverse

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

Lettering:
AUSTRALIA
ELIZABETH II
IRB
25 CENTS

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 central 'Dump' coin is star shaped and features a depiction of Australia's Federal Parliament House on the reverse with 1901- 2001 above the depiction

Lettering:
1901
2001
P

Engraver: Stuart Devlin

Stuart Leslie Devlin, AO, CMG is a significant contemporary gold and silversmith. Australian-born, he has designed coins for countries around the world, and became especially well known as London-based designer of gold and silver collector's items in the 1970s and 80s.

Mint

P Perth Mint, Australia

Comments

This coin was issued by the Perth Mint as part of a two coin Fine Silver (.999) set that was emulating the original Holey Dollar and Dump. This 25 cent face value coin is the centre part of the two coin set. The outer part or ring has a face value of $1  and together they make up a $1.25 combined coin.

The Holey Dollar and Dump were introduced by Governor Lachlan Macquarie in 1813. Due to a shortage of coins he punched out the centre of Spanish silver eight reale coins ("pieces of eight") to make two coins.

Please use the link below to refer to details of this 'Holey Dollar' that simulates the original.
The 'Holey Dollar' is the lower coin in the picture below.


The links below will take you to the $1 Holey Dollar ring and the combined pieces for the $1.25 coin.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2001 P 21,668 100% Proof
2001 P 1,000 20% Proof - Federation Star Collection

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