1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Treasures of Australia - Sapphires

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2007
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.78 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.999) (Locket with Sapphires)
Weight 31.135 g
Diameter 40.6 mm
Thickness 4 mm
Shape Round (Locket with Sapphires)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 137922
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Commemorative issue

Sapphires

Series: Treasures of Australia

Obverse

4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara above locket containing sapphires.

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2007
1oz 999 SILVER
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

This design is an abstract interpretation of the Australian landscape.

Lettering:
JG
TREASURES OF AUSTRALIA

Designer: Justin Graham

Edge

Reeded

Mint

Perth Mint, Australia

Comments

Sapphires have been mined commercially in Australia since the 19th century, primarily in Queensland and New South Wales. Normally found in alluvial deposits, they belong to group second only in hardness to diamonds. They occur im many different colours - orange, yell, pink and purple, but blue is the principle colour of a sapphire. There is said to be a shade for every hue of sky - morning, midday and evening. Through time, the sapphire has been linked with many special properties, including wisdom, loyalty and healing. It is the modern birthstone of people born in September.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2007  7 500 Proof

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