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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Gumnut Babies

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Gumnut Babies) -  obverse1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Gumnut Babies) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2016
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.72 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 13.5 g
Diameter 30.6 mm
Thickness 3.1 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

100th Anniversary of the Gumnut Babies

Obverse

4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara. The 2016 year-date, and the monetary denomination.

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2016
1 DOLLAR
IRB

Designer: 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

Two adorable Gumnut Babies sitting amongst native flowers. The design includes the inscription MAY GIBBS GUMNUT BABIES 100TH ANNIVERSARY, and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.

Lettering:
May Gibbs Gumnut Babies TM
100th ANNIVERSARY
P ©TNS & CPA

Edge

Reeded

Mint

P Perth Mint, Australia

Comments

Struck by the Perth Mint but issued exclusively by Australia Post in a PNC Issue 8 of 2016 (5,000 Copies).


The coin is housed in a beautifully designed card featuring a variety of characters from May Gibbs’ Gumnut Babies in vivid colour. The envelope has a circular window revealing the coin’s reverse and obverse designs. Affixed to the envelope is an official Australia Post $1 stamp. The stamp is postmarked for the first day of issue and the envelope includes Australia Post’s Seal of Authenticity.

2016 marks the centenary of the publication of May Gibbs' Gumnut Babies. this much loved book introduced Australian children to the Gumnut Babies, small imaginary inhabitants of the Australian bush.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2016 P 5,000 UNC PNC

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