Elizabeth II (1952-date)
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|Composition||Silver (.999) (Pad Printed)|
|Orientation||Medal alignment ↑↑|
100th Anniversary of the Original Coat of Arms
The 1912 Coat of Arms granted by King George V set over a miniature 4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara
The original 1908 Australian Coat of Arms granted by King Edward VII
AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH COAT OF ARMS
© Mike Bentley
|P||Perth Mint, Australia|
Issued by the Perth Mint in a capsule in a plush red case with numbered certificate is this fine silver $1 coin.
The obverse features the current Coat of Arms of Australia, redesigned in 1912 and officially called the Commonwealth Coat of Arms. It is the formal symbol of the Commonwealth of Australia. A shield, depicting symbols of Australia's six states, is held up by the native Australian animals the kangaroo and the emu.
The reverse features the original Coat of Arms of Australia as used from 1908, It consisted of a shield in the centre, the seven pointed star on a wreath as the crest above it, and a kangaroo and an emu using its foot to help the kangaroo to support the shield, all on a bed of green grass with a scroll containing the motto "Advance Australia". The selection of the kangaroo, the emu and the words, "Advance Australia" was tied together symbolically. The shield had a white background, with a red cross of Saint George, blue lines outside the cross, and a blue border containing six inescutcheons featuring a red chevron on white, representing the six states.
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|2008 P||6 611||Proof - Colourised|
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