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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 2nd Portrait - Mob of Roos - Silver Proof

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (2nd Portrait - Mob of Roos - Silver Proof) -  obverse 1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (2nd Portrait - Mob of Roos - Silver Proof) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2006
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.68 USD
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 11.66 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 2.8 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 77a
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

Fine Silver Proof Set - 40 Yrs Decimal Currency

Obverse

2nd portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2006

Engraver: Arnold Machin

Arnold Machin O.B.E., R.A. was a British artist, sculptor, coin and stamp designer.

Reverse

"Mob of Roos" Five kangaroos, denomination

Lettering: 1 DOLLAR

Engraver: Stuart Devlin

Stuart Leslie Devlin, AO, CMG is a significant contemporary gold and silversmith. Australian-born, he has designed coins for countries around the world, and became especially well known as London-based designer of gold and silver collector's items in the 1970s and 80s.

Edge

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

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (2nd Portrait - Mob of Roos - Silver Proof)

© Mike Bentley

Comments

This Fine Silver (.999) Proof 1 dollar coin was released as part of the annual Fine Silver Proof Year Set in 2006. This set celebrated 40 years since decimalisation and included all eight Australian Decimal coins issued since then. The set also uniquely featured the original 1966 Arnold Machin obverse on each coin.

The Royal Australian Mint began releasing Fine Silver Year Sets in 2003 and have continued to do so since then. The "Mob Of Roos" standard reverse design has been used in all the Fine Silver Year Sets except for 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009 & 2018 when other $1 Commemorative coins were included in its place.  

This Fine Silver (.999) Proof version of the standard definitive "Mob of Roos" 1 Dollar coin used the same design for both obverse & reverse as the first Aluminium-bronze $1 coin issued for everyday circulation in Australia in 1984.

The Fine Silver Proof Set for 2006 also included a, 1 cent, 2 cent, 5 cent, 10 cent, 20 cent, round 50 cent and $2 coin as well as this 1 dollar coin. The set was issued in a jarrah wood presentation case.



The standard Aluminium-bronze version of the 1 dollar coin which this Silver coin is based on was introduced into circulation in Australia in 1984 to replace the old $1 Dollar Note. The Arnold Machin 2nd Effigy obverse was the first effigy of QE II used on this iconic $1 coin in 1984 but was only used for one year as the obverse on the 1985 coin changed to the 3rd Effigy by Ralph Makleouf.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2006  5,829 Proof in 8 Coin Fine Silver Year Set

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