1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Peace - End of World War II - Silver Proof

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Peace - End of World War II - Silver Proof) -  obverse1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Peace - End of World War II - Silver Proof) -  reverse

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Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2005
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.78 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 11.66 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 2.8 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 167065
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References KM# 747a
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

60th Anniversary of World War II

Series: Fine Silver Set


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


Designer: 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.


Joyous man dancing with hat held high in front of his shadow

WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945 PEACE

Designer: 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 - Peace - End of World War II - Silver Proof) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley


Royal Australian Mint, Canberra, Australia (1965-date)


This Fine Silver (.999) Proof NCLT Commemorative coin was issued as part of the 2005 Fine Silver Six coin Proof set which contained silver versions of coin releases in 2005. A standard 5 cent, standard 10 cent, a commemorative 20 cent  a commemorative 50 cent, this commemorative $1 and a standard $2 were part of the set. The coins were issued in capsules in a beautiful jarrah wooden box.

On the 14th August 1945 Japan accepted the allied demands for surrender marking the end of World War II. The following day it was announced in Australia sparking feelings of joy and relief from all Australians. VP Day (Victory in the Pacific day) was reported in all the papers and the Australian government gazetted it a public holiday. USA and New Zealand preferred the term VJ Day (Victory over Japan Day) and named it as such.

On VP day August 15th 1945 the celebrations were rife. In the streets of Sydney a man was caught on motion picture film dancing in celebration. This film and the "dancing man" has taken on iconic status in symbolising the victory of WW II. [urlhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ij9LkYCSujg][/url]

An Aluminium-bronze version of the coin was also released into general circulation by the RAM.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2005  6 200 Proof in Fine Silver Year Set

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