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

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

© Richard Thomas

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2015
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.71 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

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2015
1 DOLLAR
IRB

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 Minmi paravertebra set against colourful prehistoric vegetation. P mint mark and the designer's initials (TV) are also on the coin.

Lettering:
Minmi
P
TV
1oz 999 Silver

Engraver: Tom Vaughan

Edge

Continuous reeding.

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

© Richard Thomas

Mint

P Perth Mint, Australia

Comments

Minmi is a genus of small armoured dinosaur that lived during the Cretaceous Period. The first fossils of this animal were discovered in 1964 at Minmi Crossing near Roma, Queensland by a local resident and collected by vertebrate palaeontologist Dr Alan Bartholomai for the Queensland Museum.
Fourth of a five coin set.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2015 P 1,640 Proof

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