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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Australian Kangaroo; Gilded Edition

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2017
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.68 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.999) (Gilded)
Weight 31.1350 g
Diameter 40.60 mm
Thickness 4.0 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Australia Kangaroo Gilded Edition

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA
IRB
1 DOLLAR

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

The coin's reverse depicts a kangaroo gilded in 24 carat gold bounding across an outback plain. The design includes the inscription AUSTRALIAN KANGAROO, The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark, and the 2017 year-date.

Lettering:
AUSTRALIAN KANGAROO
P
2017 1 oz 999 SILVER

Engraver: Jennifer McKenna

Edge

Milled

Comments

The second in this series of gilded silver coin, the Perth Mint introduced this coin in 2017. Unlike the previous issue in 2016, this coin was struck from 1 ounce of 99.9% pure silver. The bounding kangaroo on the reverse was gilded in 24-carat pure gold. As before, each coin is issued as legal tender under the Australia Currency Act 1965.

Each coin is encapsulated and housed in a new Perth Mint display case with an embossed swan logo. This was unlike the previous year where a classic unmarked black case was used. A similar themed outer packaging was used, the only change being the year of mintage. A numbered Certificate of Authenticity was included.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2017 P 5,000

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