1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Wheat Sheaf Dollar - Silver Proof

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Wheat Sheaf Dollar - Silver Proof) -  obverse1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Wheat Sheaf Dollar - Silver Proof) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2012
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.78 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 11.66 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 2.8 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 147494
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References KM# 1732a
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

Grain producing Industry of Australia

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2012
IRB

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 design depicts 3 wheat stalks and ribbon.

Lettering:
AUSTRALIA
20 12
K G
C
ONE DOLLAR

Engraver: George Kruger Gray

George Kruger Gray was an English artist, best remembered for his designs of coinage and stained glass windows.

Edge

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

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Wheat Sheaf Dollar - Silver Proof) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

C Royal Australian Mint, Canberra, Australia (1965-date)

Comments

This Fine Silver (.999) NCLT Proof coin was issued by the RAM in a capsule inside a plush square black case with a numbered certificate. The coin commemorates the Australian Wheat Industry and replicates the design that adorned the tiny 16mm pre-decimal silver threepence from 1938 to 1964. The coin included a "C" for Canberra Mintmark.



An Aluminium-bronze version of the coin was issued as follows :-
In a Four Coin UNC Mint set with "C" Mintmark and [B], [M] & [S] Privymarks.
In a folding coincard at the ANDA Show in Perth with a (P) Counterstamp (Pre struck at the RAM)
In a folding coincard at At the ANDA Show in Brisbane using the Mobile Press with a (B) Counterstamp
In a folding coincard at  the ANDA Show in Sydney using the Mobile Press with a (S) Counterstamp
In a folding coincard at the ANDA Show in Melbourne using the Mobile Press with a (M) Counterstamp
A further Aluminium-bronze issue was the Bluebell Counterstamp which was applied to a "C" Mintmarked coin at the "Enlighten" event in Canberra and also issued in a coincard.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2012 C 12 500 Proof in Case

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