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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - AFL Custodians Of The Game - Colourised Silver Proof

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - AFL Custodians Of The Game - Colourised Silver Proof) -  obverse 1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - AFL Custodians Of The Game - Colourised Silver Proof) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2015
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.68 USD
Composition Silver (.999) (Pad Printed)
Weight 11.66 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 2.8 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

AFL - Custodians of the Game

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2015
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

Depiction of Australian Rules Football players in colour taking a high mark with a football. The background shows the crowd waving coloured flags on the circular grandstand of the MCG

Lettering:
1 DOLLAR
AFL FANS CUSTODIANS OF THE GAME

Edge

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

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - AFL Custodians Of The Game - Colourised Silver Proof)

© Mike Bentley

Comments

This Fine Silver (.999) Proof NCLT coin released by the RAM commemorates the 2015 AFL Toyota Premiership Season. The coin, limited to a mintage of 500 was released randomly in a numbered presentation box encased in a coin capsule. The release was known as The Ultimate Collection AFL With Silver Dollar - Sealed Lucky Dip


Features of the release were as follows :-
1 in 10 sets included a pad printed Fine Silver Proof coin with the premiership winning teams colours (this coin)
1 in 75 sets included a gold-plated Fine Silver Proof coin
4,433 of the sets included a plain Fine Silver Proof reverse frosted coin
1 in 25 sets included a signature card
1 in 10 sets included a maxicard with a gold postmark

These are all the versions of this coin that were released in this presentation box. (Total Mintage 5,000)
This Fine Silver Pad Printed version in the colours of Hawthorn the winning team (Mintage 500)
A plain Fine Silver Proof reverse frosted version (Mintage 4,433)
A Gold Plated Proof Fine Silver version (Mintage 67)

Aluminium Bronze versions of the coin were also released as follows:-  
With a (M) Counterstamp issued in a large coincard (Mintage 3,907)
Without a Counterstamp issued in a PNC by Australia Post (Mintage 3,000)
Pad Printed in the colours of the winning team, Hawthorn, issued in a plush square box (Mintage 500)

The 2015 AFL Season was one to remember, capturing the nation's attention each and every week. With soaring marks and spectacular goals, the AFL fans - "Custodians of the Game" - continued to celebrate the uniqueness of the Australian Football League.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2015  500 Proof Pad Printed in Capsule

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