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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Australia's Bushrangers

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Australia's Bushrangers) -  obverse1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Australia's Bushrangers) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2019
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.68 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

Australia's Bushrangers

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2019
1 DOLLAR
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

Depiction of two bushrangers standing with a horse to centre and right. Policeman riding a horse to the left. Ned Kelly's metal helmet at top. Trees in the background.

Lettering:
AUSTRALIAN BUSHRANGERS
[B]
AS

Engraver: Aleksandra Stokic

Aleksandra Stokic born in Kučevo (Serbia) is a senior coin sculptor and coin designer at the Royal Australian Mint since 2011. She is known for the Centenary of Canberra and Australian Mining designs.

Edge

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

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Australia's Bushrangers) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Comments

This NCLT coin which commemorates Australia's Bushranger Era was issued by the RAM in the "Four Coin "C" mintmark & [B], [S], [M] Privymark" set for 2019. The Four Coin Set has the IRB Obverse.
(Image of the above coin is the Brisbane Privymarked version)


Colonial Australia was a dangerous place, with renegades known as bushrangers roaming the roads and towns. The exploits of Australia's most notorious bushranging gang; Ned Kelly with his companions Dan Kelly, Joe Byrne and Steve Hart are part of Australia's folklore. During a time of social and political unrest, the Kelly Gang with their iconic armour sparked a reputation that passed into legend. With this four coin set the RAM remembers the nefarious Kelly Gang. Their anti-establishment stance; courage under fire and sympathy for the underdog, have become characteristic of the Australian 'larrikin' identity.

A coin with the same reverse was also available from the Visitor Press on the ground floor of the RAM in Canberra with "C" mintmark for $3.00. However it has the Jody Clark 6th Portrait Obverse. Coins issued with (B), (M), (S) & (MAP) Counterstamps during 2019 at various RAM Pop Up Shop events in Coincards will also have the Jody Clark 6th Portrait on the obverse of the coin.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2019 [B] 15,000 82% UNC Brisbane Privymark (Four Coin CBMS set)
2019 [M] 15,000 82% UNC Melbourne Privymark (Four Coin CBMS set)
2019 [S] 15,000 82% UNC Sydney Privymark (Four Coin CBMS set)
2019 C 15,000 82% UNC Canberra Mintmark (Four Coin CBMS Set)

Frequencies show the percentage of Numista users who own each year or variety among all the users who own this coin. Since some users own several versions, the sum may be greater than 100%.

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