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15 Dollars - Elizabeth II "Koala" Platinum Bullion Coinage

15 Dollars - Elizabeth II ("Koala" Platinum Bullion Coinage) -  obverse15 Dollars - Elizabeth II ("Koala" Platinum Bullion Coinage) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Years 1988-1989
Value 15 Dollars
15 AUD = 10 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Platinum (.9995)
Weight 3.137 g
Diameter 14 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 108
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

Koala

Obverse

3rd portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the King George IV State Diadem

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA
15 DOLLARS

Engraver: Raphael David Maklouf

Raphael David Maklouf is a sculptor, best known for designing the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II used on the coins of many Commonwealth nations. Maklouf was born in Jerusalem emigrating with his family to the United Kingdom after the Second World War. He attended the Camberwell School of Art until 1958, afterward becoming an academic lecturer for ten years. He was made an Associate of the Royal Society of British Sculptors in 1979. Raphael Maklouf was born to a Jewish family. His father is Samuel Maklouf, born in Safed, Raphael Makouf's mother is Leonie Maklouf.

Reverse

Seated koala facing

Lettering:
THE AUSTRALIAN KOALA
1/10 OZ. 9995 PLATINUM
1988

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1988  41,706
1989  2,500 Proof

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