1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Coat of Arms 1908-2008 - Colourised

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Coat of Arms 1908-2008 - Colourised) -  obverse1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Coat of Arms 1908-2008 - Colourised) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2008
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.78 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.999) (Pad Printed)
Weight 31.135 g
Diameter 45.05 mm
Thickness 2.6 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 139643
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Commemorative issue

100th Anniversary of the Original Coat of Arms

Obverse

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

Lettering:
2008
ELIZABETH II
ONE DOLLAR
P

Designer: 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 original 1908 Australian Coat of Arms granted by King Edward VII

Lettering:
1908
ADVANCE AUSTRALIA
AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH COAT OF ARMS

Designer: William Henry James Blakemore

William Henry James Blakemore (1871, in West Midlands Birmingham, England – 1945) was an English engraver, and medallist at the Royal Mint London. During his long career with the Royal Mint William Blakemore was the craftsman for the engraving of master dies for the Royal Mint London, and other Royal Mint branches, like the Royal Canadian Mint. He also engraved the designs for the first Australian coins of 1910.

Edge

Reeded

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Coat of Arms 1908-2008 - Colourised) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

P Perth Mint, Australia

Comments

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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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2008 P 6 611 Proof - Colourised

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