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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II Korean War - Silver Proof Issue

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (Korean War - Silver Proof Issue) -  obverse 1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (Korean War - Silver Proof Issue) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2003
Value 1 Dollar
AUD = 0.69 USD
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 11.66 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 2.8 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 663a
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

50th Anniversary of the Korean War

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2003
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

Dove carrying Olive Branch between the floral symbols of South Korea & Australia.

Lettering:
1953·KOREAN WAR·2003
· ONE DOLLAR ·

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.

Edge

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

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (Korean War - Silver Proof Issue)

© Mike Bentley

Comments

This Fine Silver (.999) NCLT coin issued by the RAM commemorates the events of the 27th of July 2003 which was the 50th anniversary of the negotiated truce that saw the end of the war on the Korean peninsula that had begun in June 1950 when the North Korean army poured into South Korea. Within just a few short days of the invasion the United Nations called for member countries to send forces to Korea to halt the advance. Australia answered the call by sending a squadron of attack aircraft from the RAAF and the 1st Royal Australian Regiment (1RAR). This coin was issued in a capsule with certificate inside a plush grey box.



Aluminium-bronze versions of the coin were issued with (B), (M) & (S) Counterstamps at the relevant ANDA Shows during 1993 and a (C) Counterstamp was available at the Public Gallery Press at the RAM .

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2003  15,000 Cased Proof

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