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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - A Voyage to Terra Australis - Silver Proof

1 Dollar  - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - A Voyage to Terra Australis - Silver Proof) -  obverse1 Dollar  - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - A Voyage to Terra Australis - Silver Proof) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2014
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# 2162a
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

A Voyage to Terra Australis

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2014
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

Image of Australia with Matthew Flinders ship sailing around it. with compass surrounding.

Lettering:
A VOYAGE TO TERRA AUSTRALIS
1 DOLLAR
1814-2014

Edge

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

Translation: "Terra Australis" .. Translation is "Southern Land"

1 Dollar  - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - A Voyage to Terra Australis - Silver Proof) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Comments

This Fine Silver (.999) Proof NCLT "C" mintmarked coin commemorates the 200th anniversary of the publication of Matthew Flinders’ journal ‘A Voyage to Terra Australis.’  his journal recounts a time when Australia was a vast unknown land for European settlers. The historic work was published the day after he died on 19/7/1814. The coin was released in a capsule in a plush box with limited edition certificate.



An Aluminium-bronze version of the coin was released by the RAM in various guises as follows...

In a four coin carded set with "C" Mintmark &  [B], [M] & [S] privymarks.
Separately at the Brisbane (B), Melbourne (M), Sydney (S) & Perth (P) ANDA shows with corresponding Counterstamp.
At the RAM "Mint your own coin press" at the Royal Australian Mint Public Gallery in Canberra with a "C" mintmark.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2014 C 12,500 Cased Proof

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