1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 6th Effigy - Australian Coinage Portrait 1998-2019 - Silver Proof
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Australian Coinage Portrait 1998-2019
6th portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the King George IV State Diadem and the Victorian Coronation Necklace
ELIZABETH II • AUSTRALIA 2019
4th portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara
AUSTRALIAN COINAGE PORTRAIT 1998 - 2019
7 shorter smooth segments between 7 reeded segments (11 grooves each)
© Mike Bentley
Released on 3rd September 2018 by the RAM this Fine Silver (.999) NCLT $1 coin 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. It was released in a capsule inside a plush black square box with a numbered certificate.
An Aluminium-bronze version of this coin was also released in a coincard.
Previous 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. So this is 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 portrait).
However it should be noted that not all Australian 2019 dated coins will use the new Jody Clark 6th portrait. Various 2019 releases have been already issued with the previous Ian Rank-Broadly 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)
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