1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Triple Effigies - Silver Gem-Proof

1 Dollar  - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Triple Effigies - Silver Gem-Proof) -  obverse1 Dollar  - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Triple Effigies - Silver Gem-Proof) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley


Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2014
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.78 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 11.66 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 2.8 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 189094
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Commemorative issue

Triple Effigies on Decimal Coins

Series: Australian Decimal Effigies


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


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.


Three Effigies of Queen Elizabeth II superimposed on each other with Arnold Machin version to the rear, Raphael Makleouf in the centre and Ian Rank Broadley to the front, all facing right.

1966 - 2014

Designers: Arnold Machin , Raphael David Maklouf , Ian Rank-Broadley

Arnold Machin O.B.E., R.A. was a British artist, sculptor, coin and stamp designer.
Raphael David Maklouf is a sculptor, best known for designing the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II used on the coins of many Commonwealth nations. Maklouf was born in Jerusalem emigrating with his family to the United Kingdom after the Second World War. He attended the Camberwell School of Art until 1958, afterward becoming an academic lecturer for ten years. He was made an Associate of the Royal Society of British Sculptors in 1979. Raphael Maklouf was born to a Jewish family. His father is Samuel Maklouf, born in Safed, Raphael Makouf's mother is Leonie Maklouf.
Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS is a British sculptor who has produced many acclaimed works, among which are several designs for British coinage.


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

1 Dollar  - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Triple Effigies - Silver Gem-Proof) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley


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


The Royal Australian Mint as part of its exclusive subscription 'Mint Legends' members loyalty program released both specimen and proof versions (Fine Silver .999) of this coin. They were not available through regular channels.  Orders were taken in February/March 2014 with delivery delayed until August 2014. This coin was the third in this series which commenced for Legends Members in 2012. The earlier two coins in the series were even more exclusive with only 100 of each of the 2012 coin minted which had the Arnold Machin only portrait on the reverse and 330/310 of the 2013 coin minted which had the Raphael David Makleouf portrait on the reverse. Both of the earlier coins had the IRB obverse.  

The reverse design on this coin was a tribute to all three of the portraits used on Australian Decimal coins since 1966, ignoring Gottwald's commemorative portrait used once in 2000. The design features the three portraits in profile, Rank-Broadleys in front, Maklouf's in the middle and Machin's behind. This third exclusive release was by far the most popular of the three coins in the series with 1,000 proofs and 750 gem uncirculated coins issued.

The coins were housed encapsulated, in a black leatherette, hinged-lid presentation case, accompanied by a numbered certificate of authenticity and protected by a cardboard shipper.

These are pictures of the Proof version of this coin.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2014  750 100% Gem UNC in Capsule
2014  1 000 100% Proof in Capsule

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