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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Mutiny on the Bounty

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Mutiny on the Bounty) -  obverse1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Mutiny on the Bounty) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2019
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.69 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 9 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Mutiny on the Bounty 1789

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2019
IRB

Reverse

Depiction of the scene where Captain Bligh and loyal crew were set adrift from HMS Bounty in a small boat, set within a circle. Text outside the circle.

Lettering:
MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY 1789
ONE DOLLAR

Engraver: Adam Ball

Adam Ball is a designer with the Royal Australian mint.

Edge

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

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Mutiny on the Bounty) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Comments

This NCLT Aluminium-bronze commemorative $1 coin produced by the RAM is the first coin in a set of three that will recognise Mutiny and Rebellion in the South Pacific and Australia between 1789 and 1854. This particular coin is about the Mutiny on the Bounty and was issued in a large coincard.
         

The coin has also been released in a PNC by Australia Post (6,000 Copies)


A special overprinted edition of the PNC was sold at the ANDA Sydney Money Expo limited to 500 copies.

A domineering, ill tempered Captain, an angry group of sailors and an overcrowded ship. In 1789, this situation escalated dramatically aboard HMS Bounty, and Captain William Bligh and eighteen loyal crew members were forced into an overcrowded launch and set adrift on the ocean. Unknown to the mutineers on the Bounty, this fateful moment would shape Australia's colonial history. It led to the foundation of Norfolk Island's unique culture and language, and to Bligh's turbulent governorship of New South Wales - which in turn provoked a dramatic and historic rebellion.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2019  500 PNC ANDA Overprint
2019  30,000 UNC in Coincard
2019  6,000 UNC in PNC Aust Post Issue

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