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

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

© Richard Thomas


Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2015
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.78 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.999) (Pad printed)
Weight 31.135 g
Diameter 40.6 mm
Thickness 4 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Australian Age of Dinosaurs


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


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.


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

1oz 999 Silver

Engraver: Tom Vaughan


Continuous reeding.

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

© Richard Thomas


P Perth Mint, Australia


Leaellynasaura is a genus of small ornithischian dinosaur from the Albian-Aptian Epochs of the Cretaceous Period between 118 and 110 million years ago. First discovered in 1987 at Dinosaur Cove in Victoria, it was named after Leaellyn Rich, the daughter of Dr Tom Rich and Dr Patricia Vickers-Rich who organised digs with teams of volunteers on Victoria's rugged southern coastline.
Third of a five coin set.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2015 P 1,898 Proof

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