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25 Cents - Elizabeth II Centenary of Federation

25 Cents - Elizabeth II (Centenary of Federation) -  obverse 25 Cents - Elizabeth II (Centenary of Federation) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2001
Value 25 cents
0.25 AUD = 0.17 USD
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 8.749 g
Diameter 26.26 mm
Thickness 4.00 mm
Shape Seven pointed start
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.

Comments

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 the 'Holey Dollar'. The 'Holey Dollar' is the lower coin in the picture below.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2001 P 30,000 Proof
2001 P 1,000 Proof; Federation Star Collection

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