1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - International Year of Planet Earth - Silver Proof

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - International Year of Planet Earth - Silver Proof) -  obverse1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - International Year of Planet Earth - Silver Proof) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley


Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2008
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.68 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# 1059a
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

Fine Silver Set - International Year of Planet Earth


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 map of Australia with human hands showing the change we effect on the environment.


Engraver: Vladimir Gottwald

Vladimir Gottwald was a member of the Royal Australian Mint's Design and Engraving Section. His portrait, designed following the British Royal Mint's invitation for a new effigy in 1996, was among the three designs submitted to Her Majesty for approval. Although Rank-Broadley's design was eventually chosen, Gottwald's design was approved for a once only use to commemorate the Royal Visit in 2000.


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

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - International Year of Planet Earth - Silver Proof) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley


This Fine Silver (.999) Proof NCLT Commemorative coin was issued as part of the 2008 Fine Silver Six Coin Proof Set which contained silver versions of coin releases in 2008. A standard 5 cent, standard 10 cent, a commemorative 20 cent, standard 50 cent, this commemorative $1 and a standard $2 cent were part of the set. The coins were issued in capsules in a beautiful wooden box. In addition a special release for the World Money Fair in Berlin was issued, mintage 1,000.

An Aluminium-bronze UNC version of the coin was issued in a Two Coin carded UNC Set.
An Aluminium-bronze Proof version was included in the 2008 Year Proof set.

The actual coin commemorates the United Nations declared 2008 International Year of Planet Earth adopting the theme "earth sciences for society". Geological hazards are a key issue for the United Nations and promoting this year was the biggest international effort to promote this field of scientific endeavour.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2008  2,600 Proof in Fine Silver Set
2008  1,000 Proof in WMF Fine Silver Set

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