1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 6th Portrait - Welcome Stranger

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

© Richard Thomas


Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2019
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.68 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 13.50 g
Diameter 30.60 mm
Thickness 3.00 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

150th Anniversary of Discovery of the Welcome Stranger


6th portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the King George IV State Diadem and the Victorian Coronation Necklace

· 1 DOLLAR ·

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.


The coin’s reverse design portrays a representation of the Welcome Stranger nugget with the inscription ‘THE WELCOME STRANGER NUGGET 1869 - 2019’ as well as the Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.



Continuous reeding


2019 marks 150 years since the discovery of the largest-known alluvial gold nugget ever found - the Welcome Stranger. It was discovered near the Victorian goldfields town of Moliagul by John Deason and Richard Oates on 5 February 1869 and contained almost 2,300oz of gold!
Official Commemorative Stamp
The envelope is stamped with an official $1 Australia Post stamp depicting the original photograph and Welcome Stranger nugget and is postmarked with two mining axes for the first day of issue 26 February 2019.
The ANDA release is postmarked with an image of the Brisbane City Hall and has the ANDA logo below the stamp.

Postal Numismatic Cover
The coin is housed in an illustrated card with a window displaying the coin’s reverse and obverse designs. The envelope depicts the original photograph taken of the miners and their wives with a replica of the Welcome Stranger. Also included in the Postal numismatic cover's design is an illustrated map of the area where the nugget was discovered and a copy of the Miner’s Right issued in Victoria in 1865 on the card insert.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2019 P 7,500 UNC PNC
2019 P 500 UNC PNC ANDA Brisbane Money Expo

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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (6th Portrait - Welcome Stranger)