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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 3rd portrait) (Masterpieces in Silver

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (3rd portrait) (Masterpieces in Silver) -  obverse 1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (3rd portrait) (Masterpieces in Silver) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Years 1990-1991
Value 1 Dollar
AUD = 0.68 USD
Composition Silver (.925)
Weight 11.49 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 84a
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

25th Anniversary Decimal Currency

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1991
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

5 Kangaroos, denomination

Lettering: 1 DOLLAR

Engraver: Stuart Devlin

Stuart Leslie Devlin, AO, CMG is a significant contemporary gold and silversmith. Australian-born, he has designed coins for countries around the world, and became especially well known as London-based designer of gold and silver collector's items in the 1970s and 80s.

Edge

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

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (3rd portrait) (Masterpieces in Silver)

© Mike Bentley

Comments

This Silver (.925) Proof $1 MOR coin was released by the RAM as part of the 1990 "Masterpieces in Silver - One Dollar Collection" set, along with two other silver proof one dollar commemorative coins.

The exact same coin was also released by the RAM as part of the 1991 1991 "Masterpieces in Silver - Eight coin Circulation" Set, this set commemorated the 25th anniversary of the introduction of Decimal Currency. This was the first complete set of Australian circulating coins released in sterling silver and the first sterling silver releases of Australian one, two, five, ten and twenty cent coins. 1991 was also the last year of one and two cent circulating coin production in Australia.

Both dates of the coin were also produced in limited quantities for the ANDA Sydney Coin Show in the respective years.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1990  22,499 Masterpieces in Silver - One Dollar Collection Set
1990  2,500 Sydney ANDA Coin Fair - One Dollar Collection Set
1991  24,000 Masterpieces in Silver - Circulation Coins Silver Set
1991  1,000 Sydney ANDA Coin Fair - Circulation Coins Silver Set

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