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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 6th Portrait - Welcome Stranger - Gilded 2019

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (6th Portrait - Welcome Stranger - Gilded) 2019 -  obverse1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (6th Portrait - Welcome Stranger - Gilded) 2019 -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2019
Value 1 Dollar
1 AUD = 0.68 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Gold (.999) plated silver (.999) (24ct Gold Gilded Details)
Weight 31.107 g
Diameter 40.60 mm
Thickness 3.21 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

150 Year of the Welcome Stranger Nugget

Obverse

Sixth crowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the George IV State Diadem and the Victorian Coronation Necklace

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA
1 DOLLAR
JC

Engraver: Jody Clark

Jody Clark is a British engraver employed by the Royal Mint, notable for designing the fifth and latest portrait of Queen Elizabeth II to feature on coins of the pound sterling.

Reverse

Welcome Stranger gold nugget as it appeared in The Perth Mint’s 1986 Australian Nugget 1oz gold coin

Lettering:
AUSTRALIAN NUGGET
WELCOME STRANGER 1869
2019 1oz 999 SILVER
P

Engraver: Stuart Devlin

Stuart Leslie Devlin, AO, CMG is a significant contemporary gold and silversmith. Australian-born, he has designed coins for countries around the world, and became especially well known as London-based designer of gold and silver collector's items in the 1970s and 80s.

Edge

Reeded

Comments

Discovered on 5 February 1869 near the Victorian goldfields town of Moliagul, the world-famous "Welcome Stranger" nugget weighed an estimated 72 kilos and contained almost 2,300 ounces of gold. It sold for 10,000 British pounds, the equivalent of millions of dollars today. Celebrating the 150th anniversary of its discovery, this attractive quality coin features a design highlighting the Australia's largest known alluvial gold nugget in the precious metal.

The coin includes a representation of Stuart Devlin’s depiction of the Welcome Stranger gold nugget as it appeared in The Perth Mint’s 1986 Australian Nugget 1oz gold coin with the inscription ‘WELCOME STRANGER 1869’ and ‘AUSTRALIAN NUGGET’. The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark, the 2019 year-date, and the coin’s weight and fineness are also included in the reverse design.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2019 P 5,000 Numbered COA

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