1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 6th Portrait - Australian Coinage Portrait 1998-2019

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (6th Portrait - Australian Coinage Portrait 1998-2019) -  obverse1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (6th Portrait - Australian Coinage Portrait 1998-2019) -  reverse

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Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2019
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.77 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 9 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Australian Coinage Portrait 1998-2019


Sixth crowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the George IV State Diadem and the Victorian Coronation Necklace


Designer: Jody Clark

Jody Clark is a British engraver employed by the Royal Mint, notable for designing the fifth and latest portrait of Queen Elizabeth II to feature on coins of the pound sterling.


4th portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara


Designer: Ian Rank-Broadley

Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS is a British sculptor who has produced many acclaimed works, among which are several designs for British coinage.


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

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (6th Portrait - Australian Coinage Portrait 1998-2019) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley


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


Released on 3rd September 2018 by the RAM in a coincard is this NCLT $1 coin which commemorates the use of Ian Rank-Broadley's portrait of the Queen used on Australian coins from 1998 to 2019. In Australia and the UK this was widely known as the "4th Portrait".  In effect this appears to be a two headed coin because the IRB Obverse has been used on the Reverse of this coin.

Portraits of the Queen used on Australian coins are as follows....
1st Portrait - Mary Gillick - 1953 - 1965
2nd Portrait - Arnold Machin - 1966 -1984
3rd Portrait - Ralph David Makleof - 1985 - 1998
4th Portrait - Ian Rank-Broadley - 1998 - 2019
However there was another Queen Elizabeth portrait used on Australian coins. It was only used on one coin in the year 2000, that was the circulation 50 cent commemorating the Royal Visit of that year. It has a unique portrait done by Vladimir Gotwald which was actually the 5th portrait.

This is why the new effigy by Jody Clark as depicted on this coin to be used on Australian coins from 2019 is known as the 6th effigy (or 6th Portrait) in Australia.

However it should be noted that not all Australian 2019 dated coins will use the new Jody Clark 6th portrait. The Year of the Pig 2019 releases have been already issued with the previous Ian Rank-Broadly 4th portrait.
Also the 2019 Moon Landing UNC & Proof sets have been released with the 4th portrait. It remains to be seen when the 6th portrait will appear on a circulation coin. (It is now starting to appear on 2019 dated circulation coins as at July 2019)

The coin was also released in a general edition PNC by Australia Post. (7,000 Copies)

An overprinted version of the PNC was issued at the Sydney ANDA Money Expo in 2019 (500 Copies)

A Fine Silver (.999) Proof version of the coin was issued by the RAM in a capsule in a plush case and also in a limited edition PNC by Australia Post (See link)

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2019  28,580 16.54 97% UNC in Coincard
2019  500 6% UNC in Limited Edition ANDA PNC
2019  7,000 0% UNC in PNC

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