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8 Dollars - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Henry Lawson -150 Years - Silver Proof

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2017
Value 8 Dollars
8.00 AUD = 5.73 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 155.533 g
Diameter 60.6 mm
Thickness 7.9 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

150 Year Anniversary of Henry Lawson

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA
IRB
5OZ 9999 Ag 2017 8 DOLLARS

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 reverse of the coin features the profile of Henry Lawson’s face composed of a number of characters and settings from his poems and short stories. The design includes the inscription 150th ANNIVERSARY OF HENRY LAWSON, and The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark. Engraver's initials NM

Lettering:
150th ANNIVERSARY OF HENRY LAWSON
P
NM

Engraver: Natasha Muhl

Edge

Continuous reeding

Mint

P Perth Mint, Australia

Comments

This 5oz silver proof coin celebrates the 150th anniversary of Australian writer and poet, Henry Lawson (1867 – 1922). Born near the gold mining centre of Grenfell in New South Wales on 17 June 1867, Lawson is widely considered to be one of the greatest poetry and short-story writers of the colonial period and a portrait of him appeared on the original $10 paper note. The design features a montage of motifs representing life in the bush as reflected in his writing – including a cattleman, swagman, cattle dog, sheep, windmill, bush hut, water butt, tent and billycans near a stream, as well as a bush fire.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2017 P 250 Proof

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