1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Television 50 Yrs

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Television 50 Yrs) -  obverse1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Television 50 Yrs) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley


Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2006
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.69 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 9 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 805
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

50th Anniversary of Australian Television


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


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.


Television transmission tower with transmission waves emanating from it. An old style box TV camera on a tripod


Engraver: Vladimir Gottwald

Vladimir Gottwald was a member of the Royal Australian Mint's Design and Engraving Section. His portrait, designed following the British Royal Mint's invitation for a new effigy in 1996, was among the three designs submitted to Her Majesty for approval. Although Rank-Broadley's design was eventually chosen, Gottwald's design was approved for a once only use to commemorate the Royal Visit in 2000.


7 shorter smooth segments between 7 reeded segments (11 grooves each)

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Television 50 Yrs) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley


This NCLT commemorative one dollar coin was released in 2006 by the Royal Australian Mint featuring various Counterstamps, but at the time known as Mintmarks. The coin Celebrated 50 years of Australian Television. It was released in a folding coincard with (C), (B), (M), (S) & (TV) Counterstamps at various ANDA & Royal Shows and the Public Gallery Press at the RAM during the year. Four coins are known to have escaped without a Counterstamp.

On September 16 1956 Bruce Gyngell first appeared on Australian TV making media history uttering those now famous words "Good evening ladies and gentlemen, Welcome to Television". NSW and Victoria were the first states to watch TV, just in time for the broadcast of the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games with the other states following on. Of course this was black and white TV as colour didn't appear until March 1975.

Fine Silver Proof (.999) versions of the coin were also released as follows....
General Issue in an Orange Square box with no Privymark
Sydney ANDA Show in a Blue long box with "A" for ANDA Privymark
Brisbane ANDA Show in a Blue square box with "A" for ANDA Privymark
Canberra ANDA Show in a Blue Square Box with "A" for ANDA Privymark

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2006  4 Error Coin (Missing Counterstamp)
2006 (B) 7,228 Brisbane Counterstamp (ANDA Show & General Sale)
2006 (C) 135,221 Canberra Counterstamp (Gallery Press & General Sale)
2006 (M) 39,600 Melbourne Counterstamp (Royal Melbourne Show & General Sale)
2006 (S) 48,490 7.34 Sydney Counterstamp (Royal Sydney Show & General Sale)
2006 (TV) 46,370 6.35 TV Counterstamp (Main Press at RAM)

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