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

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Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2017
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.78 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 11.66 g
Diameter 25.00 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 187809
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Commemorative issue

Centenary of the Trans-Australian Railway


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.


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.


Engraver: T. Dean


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


C Royal Australian Mint, Canberra, Australia (1965-date)


In 2017 the RAM released this NCLT Fine Silver (.999) Proof Coin to Commemorate 100 years of the Trans-Australian Railway. The coin was issued in limited numbers in a capsule held within a plush black box with numbered certificate. It has a "C" Mintmark.

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.

The RAM also released an Aluminium-bronze version of this coin in a number of ways :-
In a  Four Coin Set with"C" Mintmark and [B], [M] & [S] Privymarks.
With "C" Mintmark from the Public Gallery Press at the RAM in Canberra.
Issued at the Royal Sydney Easter Show with a (S) Counterstamp.
Issued at the Royal Melbourne Show with a (M) Counterstamp.
Issued at the Royal Brisbane Exhibition Show with a (B) Counterstamp.
Issued at Regional RAM Pop up Shops with a (MAP) of Australia Counterstamp.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2017 C 4 500 Proof in Capsule

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