1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - The Great Aussie Coin Hunt - Letter S

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - The Great Aussie Coin Hunt - Letter S) -  obverse1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - The Great Aussie Coin Hunt - Letter S) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley


Country Australia
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2019
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.68 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 9 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Great Aussie Coin Hunt - Surf Life Saving


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.


A depiction of a Surf Lifesaver running with surfboard. Letter S below.

SURF RESCUE (upside down)


7 shorter smooth segments between 7 reeded segments (11 grooves each)

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - The Great Aussie Coin Hunt - Letter S) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley


Coin struck by the RAM but issued by Australia Post as change into circulation from 3500 Post Offices Australia wide. The coins are featuring 26 classic Aussie icons from letters of the Alphabet from A to Z.

This coin is the Letter "S" for "Surf Life Saving". Those unmistakeable red and yellow flags are a comfort to any beachgoer across Australia. We're able to enjoy swimming and surfing with confidence thanks to the almost 50,000 patrollers around the country keeping us safe. Surf Lifesavers perform over 10,000 rescues every year!

A press in album for the 26 coins was available for $9 or you can buy the full set of 26 coins in a special tube including the album for $49.

750 Proof Sets have also been issued.

This is the full list of coins in the set.
A for Australia Post - Iconic Postal Service covering a full Continent.
B for Boomerang - A weapon used by Indigenous People.
C for Cricket - A game Aussies are very good at.
D for Didgeridoo - An Instrument played by Indigenous people.
E for Esky - Also known in other countries as a Chilly Bin or Cool box
F for Footy - We play four main Different types of Footy in Australia
G for G’day - A friendly greeting used by Australians
H for Hills Hoist - Invented by Aussies to hang and dry washing on.
I for Iced VoVo - A very unusual biscuit made by Arnotts.
J for Jillaroo and Jackaroo - These guys and gals muster stock in the outback.
K for Kangaroo - Our national animal.
L for Lamington - A sponge cake covered in chocolate sauce & sprinkled with coconut with raspberry filling.
M for Meat Pie - Staple Aussie food.
N for Neighbours - A famous Aussie TV show that has been running for years.
O for Outback - Anywhere beyond the black stump.
P for Platypus - Quirky Aussie animal, is it a Rat, is it a Duck, No it is a Monotreme.
Q for Quokka - A small type of very trusting Kangaroo.
R for Royal Flying Doctor Service - Famous Medical Service serving the Outback of Australia
S for Surf Life Saving - Well known on Aussie Beaches, swim between the flags.
T for Thongs - In Australia you wear them on your feet not on your other bits.
U for Ute - Short for Utility, invented in Australia, Yanks call them pick ups.
V for Vegemite - A salty spread you can put on your toast.
W for Weet-Bix™ - Famous breakfast cereal loved by Aussie kids.
X for Xantippe - A tiny town in remote Western Australia.
Y for Yowie - A creature described in Australian folklore
Z for Zooper Dooper - A flavoured icy pole loved by Aussie kids.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2019  Circulation (Mintage tba)
2019  750 Proof in 26 Coin Set
2019  37,500 UNC in 26 Coin Tube
2019  UNC in Individual Coincard

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