Elizabeth II (1952-date)
1.00 AUD = 0.80 USD
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First Fleet Bicentenary
Series: Masterpieces in Silver
3rd portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the King George IV State Diadem
Stylised kangaroo design in Aboriginal style. Set against a seven pointed Federation Star.
Lettering: ONE DOLLAR
7 shorter smooth segments between 7 reeded segments (11 grooves each)
© Mike Bentley
This is a Sterling Silver (.925) NCLT version of the Aluminium-bronze coin that the RAM issued into circulation in 1988. It was issued in the Masterpieces in Silver sets for 1988 & 1990. It was also issued at the Sydney Coin Fairs in both of those years. The 1990 MIS set also included a 1 ounce Silver bar designed to resemble an Australian One Dollar Note.
The coin commemorates the Bi-Centenary of Australia. This was 200 years since Captain Arthur Phillip, the commander of the First Fleet, planted the British Flag at Sydney Cove which signified the beginning of European settlement.
This one dollar coin reminds Australians of the original Aboriginal inhabitants of our nation. The reverse depicts aboriginal artwork- a stylised kangaroo on a backdrop of a seven pointed (Federation) star. When one of these is received in change, it is a reminder of the native Koori people that were displaced by European settlement.
The coin was also issued in the annual proof and uncirculated sets in Aluminium-bronze.
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|1988||19,999||75%||Proof - Masterpieces in Silver Bicentenary Set|
|1988||5,000||25%||Proof - Sydney Coin Fair Bicentenary MIS Set|
|1990||22,499||58%||Proof - Masterpieces in Silver - One Dollar Collection Set|
|1990||2,500||17%||Proof - Sydney Coin Fair One Dollar Collection MIS Set|
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