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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II Australian Coinage - Silver Proof Issue

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (Australian Coinage - Silver Proof Issue) -  obverse 1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (Australian Coinage - Silver Proof Issue) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2010
Value 1 Dollar
AUD = 0.68 USD
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 11.66 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 2.8 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 1495a
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

100th Anniversary of Australian Coins

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2010
IRB

Engraver: 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.

Reverse

Images of the four right facing English monarchs that have appeared on Australian Pre-Decimal coinage. From left to right, Queen Elizabeth II, George VI, George V, and Edward VII.

Lettering:
ONE DOLLAR
S
100 YEARS OF AUSTRALIAN COINAGE

Engraver: Vladimir Gottwald

Vladimir Gottwald was a member of the Royal Australian Mint's Design and Engraving Section. His portrait, designed following the British Royal Mint's invitation for a new effigy in 1996, was among the three designs submitted to Her Majesty for approval. Although Rank-Broadley's design was eventually chosen, Gottwald's design was approved for a once only use to commemorate the Royal Visit in 2000.

Edge

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

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (Australian Coinage - Silver Proof Issue)

© Mike Bentley

Comments

This Fine Silver Proof (.999) NCLT coin was released to commemorate 100 Years of Australian Coinage which commenced with the first Australian coins minted in 1910.  This Silver version of the coin was released at ANDA Shows in a plush dark blue square box  in most Australian Capital Cities with various Master Privymarks which had a small Kangaroo imposed over the top of the Privymark Letters, [B] [C] [M] [P] [S].  The coin was also issued for general sale in a  Yellow box  with just a plain "C" Mintmark.
This is an image of the dark blue box issued coin.       This is an image of the yellow box issued coin.

            

An Aluminium-bronze version of the coin was also released as follows ...
Issued with "C" Mintmark & [B]-[M]-[S] Privymark in a four coin UNC Set.
Issued with "C" mintmark at the RAM Gallery Press mintage unknown
Issued with "C" Mintmark in an Australia Post PNC issue
Later also issued with [H]-[A]-[D]-[P] Privymark in a four coin UNC Set
Issued with a (C) Counterstamp at the ANDA Show in Canberra

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2010 [B] 1,228 Brisbane Master Privymark Cased Proof
2010 [C] 2,000 Canberra Master Privymark Cased Proof
2010 [M] 1,350 Melbourne Master Privymark Cased Proof
2010 [P] 1,713 Perth Master Privymark Cased Proof
2010 [S] 1,248 Sydney Master Privymark Cased Proof
2010 C 9,046 Canberra Plain Mintmark Cased Proof

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