1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 3rd Portrait - Masterpieces in Silver - First Fleet Bicentenary
1.00 AUD = 0.68 USD
|Orientation||Medal alignment ↑↑|
|References||KM# 100a, Schön# 88a
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)
Masterpieces in Silver - First Fleet Bicentenary
3rd portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the King George IV State Diadem
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1990
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 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||Proof (Masterpieces in Silver Set|
|1988||5,000||Proof (Sydney Coin Fair)|
|1990||22,499||Proof (Masterpieces in Silver)|
|1990||2,500||Proof (Sydney Coin Fair)|
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