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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Dinosaur - Diamantinasaurus

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Dinosaur - Diamantinasaurus) -  obverse1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Dinosaur - Diamantinasaurus) -  reverse

© Richard Thomas

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2015
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.68 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (Pad printed)
Weight 31.135 g
Diameter 40.60 mm
Thickness 4.00 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Australian Age of Dinosaurs

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2015
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

Depiction of the Australian dinosaur Diamantinasaurus Matildae set against a prehistoric forest scene. P mint mark and the designer's initials (TV) are also on the coin.

Lettering:
DIAMANTINASAURUS
P
TV
1oz 999 Silver

Engraver: Tom Vaughan

Edge

Continuous reeding.

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Dinosaur - Diamantinasaurus) -  obverse

© Richard Thomas

Comments

Diamantinasaurus Matildae is a titanosaur which is a group of plant eating sauropod dinosaurs  that existed in the Late Cretaceous Period. Diamantinasaurus  lived in the Cenomanian Epoch between 100 and 95 million years ago and has been identified from comprehensive limb, rib and girdle remains. It was described by vertebrate paleontologist Dr Scott Hocknull and colleagues in 2009.
Second of a five coin set.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2015 P 2,080 Proof

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