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30 Dollars - Elizabeth II 3rd portrait; "Kookaburra" Silver Bullion Coinage

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Years 1997-1998
Value 30 Dollars
30 AUD = 20 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 1,000 g
Diameter 101 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 495
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

Kookaburra Series 1

Obverse

3rd portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the King George IV State Diadem

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA
RDM
· 30 DOLLARS ·

Engraver: Raphael David Maklouf

Raphael David Maklouf is a sculptor, best known for designing the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II used on the coins of many Commonwealth nations. Maklouf was born in Jerusalem emigrating with his family to the United Kingdom after the Second World War. He attended the Camberwell School of Art until 1958, afterward becoming an academic lecturer for ten years. He was made an Associate of the Royal Society of British Sculptors in 1979. Raphael Maklouf was born to a Jewish family. His father is Samuel Maklouf, born in Safed, Raphael Makouf's mother is Leonie Maklouf.

Reverse

Depiction of an Australian Kookaburra sitting on a fence.

Lettering:
THE AUSTRALIAN KOOKABURRA 1 KILO 999 SILVER
· 1998 ·

Comments

Perth Mint Bullion coin.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1997  1,000 Walking Liberty Privy Mark
1998  152 No Privy Mark

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30 Dollars - (Elizabeth II 3rd portrait; "Kookaburra") Silver Bullion Coinage