1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Volunteers - Silver Proof

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Volunteers - Silver Proof) -  obverse1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Volunteers - Silver Proof) -  reverse

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Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2003
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# 690a
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

Fine Silver Set - Australia's Volunteers


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


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.


Stylised spiral roll symbolising the shape of the outline of Australia


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.


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

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Volunteers - Silver Proof) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley


The year 2003 saw the Royal Australian Mint consult with the peak volunteering body, Volunteers Australia to design a set of coins celebrating the contribution of more than 4 million volunteers. This coin is the NCLT Fine Silver (.999) Proof version of the commemorative $1 coin and it was released in a capsule as part of the very first Six Coin Fine Silver Proof Set in 2003. Also part of the set were Fine Silver commemorative 20 cent and 50 cent coins plus standard 5 cent, 10 cent and $2 silver coins.

An Aluminium-bronze version of the coin was released into circulation along with a Copper-nickel 20 cent & 50 cent.  All 3 commemorative coins incorporated designs to honour Australia's volunteers. All three coins were available in the usual year sets too.

The Aluminium-bronze coin in the Year Proof Sets were pad printed in Green and Yellow.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2003  6,500 Proof in Fine Silver Year Set

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