Elizabeth II (1952-date)
200.00 AUD = 159 USD
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Australian Coinage Portrait 1998-2019
6th crowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the George IV State Diadem and the Victorian Coronation Necklace
4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara
AUSTRALIAN COINAGE PORTRAIT 1998-2019
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Released by the RAM this Fine Gold (.999au) $200 coin commemorates the use of Ian Rank-Broadley's portrait of the Queen used on Australian coins from 1998 to 2019. In Australia and the UK this was widely known as the "4th Portrait". In effect this appears to be a two headed coin because the IRB Obverse has been used on the Reverse of this coin.
Portraits of the Queen used on Australian coins are as follows....
1st Portrait - Mary Gillick - 1953 - 1965
2nd Portrait - Arnold Machin - 1966 -1984
3rd Portrait - Ralph David Makleof - 1985 - 1998
4th Portrait - Ian Rank-Broadley - 1998 - 2019
However there was another Queen Elizabeth portrait used on Australian coins. It was only used on one coin in the year 2000, that was the circulation 50 cent commemorating the Royal Visit of that year. It has a unique portrait done by Vladimir Gotwald. So this is actually the 5th portrait.
This is why the new effigy by Jody Clark as depicted on this coin to be used on Australian coins from 2019 is known as the 6th effigy (or 6th Portrait).
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