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2 Dollars - Elizabeth II 3rd Portrait - Australian Kookaburra

2 Dollars - Elizabeth II (3rd Portrait - Australian Kookaburra) -  obverse2 Dollars - Elizabeth II (3rd Portrait - Australian Kookaburra) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1992
Value 2 Dollars
2.00 AUD = 1.46 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 62.27 g
Diameter 49.83 mm
Thickness 4 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 227
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.

Commemorative issue

Australian Kookaburra

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA
RDM
· 2 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

Depicts a mother kookaburra returning to her nest with a lizard to feed her hungry chicks.

Lettering:
THE AUSTRALIAN KOOKABURRA 2 OZ 999 SILVER
· 1992 ·
P

Edge

Smooth

Mint

P Perth Mint, Australia

Comments

As usual for Perth Mint Kookaburras a different design was used for Proof coins as opposed to Specimen or bullion coins. For this year it was also additionally issued with mint marks. The Adelaide Pound (hence the coin on coin tag) and the Numismatic Association of Australia (NAA) logo. There may be others.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1992  5,000 Proof
1992 [ ] 1,000 Proof; Adelaide Pound privy mark
1992 [ ] 500 Proof; NAA logo privy mark

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