1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Australia's Bushrangers
|Queen||Elizabeth II (1952-date)|
1.00 AUD = 0.72 USD
|Orientation||Medal alignment ↑↑|
4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara
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.
7 shorter smooth segments between 7 reeded segments (11 grooves each)
© Mike Bentley
|C||Royal Australian Mint, Canberra, Australia (1965-date)|
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 "C" Canberra Mitmarked 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 also have the Jody Clark 6th Portrait on the obverse of the coin.
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|2019 [B]||15,000||82%||UNC Brisbane Privymark (Four Coin CBMS set)|
|2019 [M]||15,000||86%||UNC Melbourne Privymark (Four Coin CBMS set)|
|2019 [S]||15,000||86%||UNC Sydney Privymark (Four Coin CBMS set)|
|2019 C||15,000||77%||UNC Canberra Mintmark (Four Coin CBMS Set)|
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