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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II Dollar Decade Silver Proof

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (Dollar Decade) Silver Proof -  obverse 1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (Dollar Decade) Silver Proof -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1994
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.68 USD
Composition Silver (.925)
Weight 11.31 g
Diameter 25.12 mm
Thickness 2.8 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 258a
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

10th Anniversary of the Dollar Coin

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1994
RDM

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

Image of the old Australian $1 note morphing and merging into the Mob of Roo's one dollar coin.

Lettering:
1984
AUSTRALIA
1 DOLLAR
1994
G

Engraver: Vladimir Gottwald

Vladimir Gottwald was a member of the Royal Australian Mint's Design and Engraving Section. His portrait, designed following the British Royal Mint's invitation for a new effigy in 1996, was among the three designs submitted to Her Majesty for approval. Although Rank-Broadley's design was eventually chosen, Gottwald's design was approved for a once only use to commemorate the Royal Visit in 2000.

Edge

Version 1 - Alternating smooth and reeded segments
Version 2 - Fully reeded/milled

Translation: Both Edge versions shown here

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (Dollar Decade) Silver Proof

© Mike Bentley

Comments

This NCLT Silver (.925) Proof Dollar Decade coin was released in two different versions as seen here.
The general proof cased Version 1 had a mintage of 20,000 and had the normal interrupted edge reeding.



A different proof cased Version 2, mintage 5,001, was released at the 1994 Sydney ANDA Show that had full edge reeding.



The Aluminium-bronze version of the coin was released as a NCLT coin by the RAM in 1994 to commemorate 10 years of the $1 coin which was introduced in 1984 replacing the old $1 Note.

It was initially available with a "C" Mintmark at the Public Gallery Press at the RAM in Canberra.
It then became available with "M" & "S" Mintmarks from the Mobile Press at the Royal Shows in Melbourne & Sydney respectively.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1994  5,001 Cased Proof Full Edge Reeding
1994  20,000 Cased Proof Interrupted Reeding

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