1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Black Caviar

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Black Caviar) -  obverse1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Black Caviar) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Issuer Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2013
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = USD 0.69
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 9 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 162175
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 2017
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

Black Caviar Race Horse

Obverse

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

Script: Latin

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2013
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

Superimposed over Jockey on Horse a large number 1
Square with dots on it below

Script: Latin

Lettering:
1 Dollar
TD
BLACK CAVIAR

Designer: Tony Dean

Tony Dean, is a medal maker and coin designer. A designer, engraver and sculptor of custom designed medals, plaques and coins, he worked with both the Royal Australian Mint and the Perth Mint.

Edge

7 shorter smooth segments between 7 reeded segments (11 grooves each)

Mint

Royal Australian Mint, Canberra, Australia (1965-date)

Comments

Black Caviar is a famous Australian racehorse that retired on 17th Aril 2013. The mare retired after having won 25 out of 25 short distance races it took part in. It was never beaten.

This NCLT coin was issued by Australia Post in a PNC.  Mintage is unknown.


A coloured version of the same coin showing the salmon and black, jockey's silks that Black Caviar raced under.
was also issued by the RAM in a coincard. (See link below)

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
2013  BU in PNC (Mintage Unknown)

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