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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II Macquarie Lighthouse

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (Macquarie Lighthouse) -  obverse 1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (Macquarie Lighthouse) -  reverse

© Richard Thomas

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2018
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.68 USD
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 13.50 g
Diameter 30.60 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
IRB
1 DOLLAR

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

Lighthouse with representation of beams of light

Lettering:
MACQUARIE LIGHTHOUSE BICENTENARY
200
P

Engraver: Jennifer McKenna

Edge

Reeded

Comments

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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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2018 P 7,500 PNC

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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (Macquarie Lighthouse)