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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - The Last Anzacs - Silver Proof

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - The Last Anzacs - Silver Proof) -  obverse1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - The Last Anzacs - Silver Proof) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1999
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.69 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 11.66 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 2.8 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 400a
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

The Last Anzacs

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 1999
IRB

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

Image of an Australian Soldier (Nicknamed a "Digger") wearing an iconic Slouch Hat

Lettering:
THE LAST ANZACS
1 DOLLAR

Engraver: Wojciech Pietranik

Wojciech Pietranik, born 25 March 1950, is a Polish artist and sculptor best known for his design work for coins and medals.

Edge

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

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - The Last Anzacs - Silver Proof) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Comments

To acknowledge the sacrifice and valour of the landings of Australian and New Zealand troops at Gallipoli in 1915 the RAM released this NCLT Last ANZACS dollar coin in 1999. This is the Fine Silver (.999) proof version of the coin which was released by the RAM in a capsule inside a plush box.



By 1999 even a boy who had lied about his age to join the army at 15 or 16 would be 100, and sadly, veterans of Gallipoli were very few indeed.

The coin was also available in Aluminium-bronze as a MYO (Mint Your Own) coin with a "C" Mintmark in the visitor gallery of the Royal Australian Mint and came with a small coincard to house it.

It was also available in Aluminium-bronze with a pre-struck Mintmark as well the Mobile Press at various Royal Shows as follows:-  Sydney - "S" Mintmark,  Brisbane - "B" Mintmark,  Melbourne - "M" Mintmark,  Adelaide - "A" Mintmark - All issued in a foldable light green coincard.

Other Aluminium-bronze releases were a special Twin Pack coincard with the 1999 Year of Older Persons coin included with a "C" Mintmarked Last Anzacs coin and a PNC Australia Post release with a year 2000 dated coin. It had no mintmark.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1999  25,000 Cased Proof

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