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25 Dollars - Elizabeth II 3rd Portrait - Koala Platinum Issues

25 Dollars - Elizabeth II (3rd Portrait - Koala Platinum Issues) -  obverse 25 Dollars - Elizabeth II (3rd Portrait - Koala Platinum Issues) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Years 1990-1998
Value 25 dollars
25 AUD = 17 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Platinum (.999)
Weight 7.81 g
Diameter 20.1 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Koala Platinum Issues

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA
25 DOLLARS

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 on a tree. Lettering around

Lettering:
THE AUSTRALIAN KOALA
1/4 oz. .9995 PLATINUM
1994

Edge

Reeded

Comments

Released part of a set only by the Perth Mint

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1990  Proof
1991  Proof
1992  Proof
1993  Proof
1994  7,618 Proof
1995  Proof
1996  Proof
1997  Proof
1998  Proof

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