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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Macquarie Lighthouse

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Macquarie Lighthouse) -  obverse1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Macquarie Lighthouse) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2018
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.72 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 13.8 g
Diameter 30.6 mm
Thickness 3.0 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Macquarie Lighthouse Bicentenary

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2018
1 DOLLAR
IRB

Designer: 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

Lighthouse with representation of beams of light

Lettering:
MACQUARIE LIGHTHOUSE BICENTENARY
200
P

Designer: Jennifer McKenna

Edge

Reeded

Mint

P Perth Mint, Australia

Comments

Struck by the Perth Mint but issued exclusively by Australia Post in a PNC. (7,500 Copies)
 

The original lighthouse was commissioned by the Governor Major General Lachlan Macquarie and first shone out on the 30 November 1818. Convict architect Francis Greenway was given a pardon for his work. The tower was replaced in 1883 and designed to resemble the original by James Barnet.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2018 P 7,500 UNC in PNC

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