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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 3rd Portrait - Barcelona Olympics - Silver Proof

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (3rd Portrait - Barcelona Olympics - Silver Proof) -  obverse1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (3rd Portrait - Barcelona Olympics - Silver Proof) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1992
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.72 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.925)
Weight 11.31 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 2.8 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 175a.1
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Michael, Thomas & Tracy L. Schmidt; 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Michael, Thomas (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.

Commemorative issue

1992 Olympics, Barcelona

Obverse

3rd portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the King George IV State Diadem

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 1992
RDM

Engraver: Raphael David Maklouf

Raphael David Maklouf is a sculptor, best known for designing the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II used on the coins of many Commonwealth nations. Maklouf was born in Jerusalem emigrating with his family to the United Kingdom after the Second World War. He attended the Camberwell School of Art until 1958, afterward becoming an academic lecturer for ten years. He was made an Associate of the Royal Society of British Sculptors in 1979. Raphael Maklouf was born to a Jewish family. His father is Samuel Maklouf, born in Safed, Raphael Makouf's mother is Leonie Maklouf.

Reverse

Female javelin thrower designed by Margaret Priest.

Lettering:
XXV OLYMPIAD BARCELONA
1 DOLLAR

Engraver: Wojciech Pietranik

Wojciech Pietranik, born 25 March 1950, is a Polish artist and sculptor best known for his design work for coins and medals.

Edge

Version 1 - Interrupted reeding - 7 shorter smooth segments between 7 reeded segments (11 grooves each)
Version 2 - Continuous Reeding - Coin Fair Edition

Translation: Both edge versions shown here

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (3rd Portrait - Barcelona Olympics - Silver Proof) -  obverse

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Mint

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

Comments

This is the silver proof version of the Aluminium-bronze coin issued as a NCLT coin by the RAM to commemorate the Summer Olympic Games (the XXVth Olympiad) which were held in Barcelona, Spain in 1992. It was issued for general sale in a capsule in a plush square case with interrupted reeding and also in a plush long box at the Sydney International Coin Fair held on 21-22 March 1992, with an exclusive continuous reeding edge design.


          

The Aluminium-bronze coin was issued without a mintmark but was available in a number of varying packages. It was available at the Mint your Own Gallery Press at the RAM for $2 when you visited Canberra. It was issued in a wallet depicting the RAM building. These were then replaced by wallets with a picture depicting the Olympic rings.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1992  2,500 50% Proof Cont. Reeding Coin Fair Edition
1992  12,500 100% Proof Interrupted Reeding General Sale

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