1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Trans-Australian Railway, Silver Proof
Obverse © Richard Thomas - Reverse © Image courtesy of Royal Australian Mint
1.00 AUD = 0.68 USD
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Centenary of the Trans-Australian Railway
4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2017
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)
© Mike Bentley
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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