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200 Dollars - Elizabeth II Koala

200 Dollars - Elizabeth II (Koala) -  obverse 200 Dollars - Elizabeth II (Koala) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Years 1985-1986
Value 200 Dollars
200 AUD = 135 USD
Composition Gold (.917)
Weight 10 g
Diameter 24.20 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 86
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

Koala

Obverse

3rd portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the King George IV State Diadem

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1985
RDM

Engraver: Raphael David Maklouf

Raphael David Maklouf is a sculptor, best known for designing the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II used on the coins of many Commonwealth nations. Maklouf was born in Jerusalem emigrating with his family to the United Kingdom after the Second World War. He attended the Camberwell School of Art until 1958, afterward becoming an academic lecturer for ten years. He was made an Associate of the Royal Society of British Sculptors in 1979. Raphael Maklouf was born to a Jewish family. His father is Samuel Maklouf, born in Safed, Raphael Makouf's mother is Leonie Maklouf.

Reverse

Koala in tree, denomination below

Lettering: TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS

Engraver: Stuart Devlin

Stuart Leslie Devlin, AO, CMG is a significant contemporary gold and silversmith. Australian-born, he has designed coins for countries around the world, and became especially well known as London-based designer of gold and silver collector's items in the 1970s and 80s.

Edge

Reeded

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1985  16,691 Proof
1985  29,186 UNC
1986  16,654 Proof
1986  15,298 UNC

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