1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 6th Portrait - Australia's Bushrangers

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (6th Portrait - Australia's Bushrangers) -  obverse1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (6th Portrait - Australia's Bushrangers) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley


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

The Bold, the Bad & the Ugly - The Kelly Gang


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


Engraver: 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.


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)

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (6th Portrait - Australia's Bushrangers) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley


This NCLT Aluminium-bronze $1 coin which commemorates Australia's Bushranger Era was initially issued by the RAM on the MYO Public Press in the Visitor Gallery at the Mint for a cost of $3.00. The Jody Clark 6th Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II is used on the obverse of this coin. It is issued in a long coincard with six different images of the various Wild Colonial Bushrangers.

Subsequently it has been released as follows :-
The Sydney Royal Easter Show with a (S) Counterstamp.
The Brisbane ANDA Money Expo with a (B) Counterstamp
The Melbourne ANDA Money Expo with a (M) Counterstamp
The Annual Limited Edition Four Coin Legends Set with a "C" Mintmark
At Ram Pop-Up Events with an Australia "MAP" Counterstamp  (Above images are of this coin))

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 is also available in the Four Coin NCLT Year Set issued by the RAM with 'C' Mintmark & [B], [S], [M] Privymarks". However it has the Ian Rank-Broadley 4th Portrait Obverse.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2019 (B) UNC Brisbane Counterstamp (Brisbane Money Expo)
2019 (M) UNC Melbourne Counterstamp (Melbourne Money Expo)
2019 (Map) UNC Astralia Map Counterstamp (RAM Pop-Up Events)
2019 (S) UNC Sydney Counterstamp (Royal Sydney Show)
2019 C UNC Gallery Press at the Mint (MYO)
2019 C 1,500 UNC RAM Legends Six Coin Set

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