1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 3rd Portrait - Masterpieces in Silver - International Year of Peace


Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1990
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.68 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.925)
Weight 11.49 g
Diameter 25.12 mm
Thickness 2.8 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 87a
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

Masterpieces in Silver - International Year of Peace


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


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.


Symbolic Dove of Peace released from human hands
above Olive Wreath.
Legend below.


Engraver: Horst Hahne

Horst Hahne PSM, is an Australian sculptor, medallist and designer. Signature: "HH"


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

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II  (3rd Portrait - Masterpieces in Silver - International Year of Peace) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley


Although the actual "International Year of Peace" was 1986 this this Sterling Silver (.925) Proof $1 "International Year of Peace" commemorative coin was re-issued 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 was also issued separately at the Sydney ANDA Coin Fair.

The International Year of Peace was proclaimed by the United Nations in 1986 and this was celebrated in Australia when the RAM issued a circulating aluminium-bronze one dollar design featuring a peace dove, hands and a wreath. These iconic peace symbols incorporated into the design put forward the values of the United Nations to continue peace efforts worldwide as not only an achievement but a continuing goal.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1990  22,499 100% Masterpieces in Silver - One Dollar Collection Set
1990  2,500 20% Sydney ANDA Coin Fair - One Dollar Collection Set

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