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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 6th portrait - Eureka! - Silver Proof

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2020
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.71 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Gold (.999) plated silver (.999)
Weight 11.66 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 2.8 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Eureka! Australia's Gold Rush

Series: Australia's Gold Rush

Obverse

6th portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the King George IV State Diadem and the Victorian Coronation Necklace.

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2020
1 DOLLAR
JC

Designer: Jody Clark

Jody Clark is a British engraver employed by the Royal Mint, notable for designing the fifth and latest portrait of Queen Elizabeth II to feature on coins of the pound sterling.

Reverse

A gold nugget in the shape of Australia set inside a stylised swirl reminiscent of a sand dune.

Lettering:
AUSTRALIA'S GOLD RUSH
EUREKA!
C

Designer: Tony Dean

Tony Dean, is a medal maker and coin designer. A designer, engraver and sculptor of custom designed medals, plaques and coins, he worked with both the Royal Australian Mint and the Perth Mint.

Edge

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

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (6th portrait - Eureka! - Silver Proof) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

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

Comments

This Fine Silver (.999) Partially Gold Plated $1 coin was released by the RAM to commemorate Australia's Gold Rush Era. It was issued in a capsule in a plush case.

The Australian gold rushes led to the development of modern Australia, but life on the goldfields could be harsh. The remote desert landscapes of Western Australia needed supplies, and camels were ideal for the job. Camels were imported into Australia by ‘Afghan’ cameleers, and were crucial to WA’s gold industry. We honour the hardy camels and their enterprising cameleers with this 2020 BU Gold Coin.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2020 C 5,500 Proof in Capsule

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