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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 3rd portrait - Masterpieces in Silver Proof

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (3rd portrait - Masterpieces in Silver Proof) -  obverse1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (3rd portrait - Masterpieces in Silver Proof) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Years 1990-1991
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.72 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.925)
Weight 11.49 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 84a
  • 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

25th Anniversary Decimal Currency

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 1990
RDM

Designer: 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

Designer: 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 Proof) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

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

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 set also included a 1 ounce Silver bar designed to resemble an Australian One Dollar Note.


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.

See also

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1990  22,499 64% Proof - Masterpieces in Silver - One Dollar Collection Set
1990  2,500 9% Proof - Sydney ANDA Coin Fair - One Dollar Collection Set
1991  24,000 55% Proof - Masterpieces in Silver - Circulation Coins Silver Set
1991  1,000 9% Proof - Sydney ANDA Coin Fair - Circulation Coins Silver Set

Frequencies show the percentage of Numista users who own each year or variety among all the users who own this coin. Since some users own several versions, the sum may be greater than 100%.

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