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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Trans-Australian Railway, Silver Proof

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Trans-Australian Railway, Silver Proof) -  obverse1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Trans-Australian Railway, Silver Proof) -  reverse

Obverse © Richard Thomas - Reverse © Image courtesy of Royal Australian Mint

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2017
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.68 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 11.66 g
Diameter 25.00 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Centenary of the Trans-Australian Railway

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2017
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

The Trans-Australian Railway Centenary design features a stylised version of the G Class locomotive and accompanying carriages that were used on the original journey one hundred years ago. Shown travelling right to left with large plume of smoke. Railway tracks in a semi-circle in lower half of the coin.

Lettering:
TRANS-AUSTRALIAN RAILWAY
CENTENARY

Engraver: T. Dean

Edge

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

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Trans-Australian Railway, Silver Proof) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Comments

The Trans-Australian Railway line, has for 100 years, carried freight, mail and passengers across the arid Australian landscape. Connecting Kalgoolie to Port Augusta , it undertakes a journey that is both picturesque and practical. This coin, captured in superb silver, pays tribute the iconic journey between east and west that were instrumental in connecting our nation after federation.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2017  4,500 Proof

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