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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II Television - Silver Proof Issue

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (Television - Silver Proof Issue) -  obverse 1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (Television - Silver Proof Issue) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2006
Value 1 Dollar
AUD = 0.68 USD
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 11.66 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 805a
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

50th Anniversary of Australian Television

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2006
IRB

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

Television transmission tower with transmission waves emanating from it. An old style box TV camera on a tripod

Lettering:
FIFTY YEARS OF AUSTRALIAN
TELEVISION
1
DOLLAR

Engraver: Vladimir Gottwald

Vladimir Gottwald was a member of the Royal Australian Mint's Design and Engraving Section. His portrait, designed following the British Royal Mint's invitation for a new effigy in 1996, was among the three designs submitted to Her Majesty for approval. Although Rank-Broadley's design was eventually chosen, Gottwald's design was approved for a once only use to commemorate the Royal Visit in 2000.

Edge

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

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (Television - Silver Proof Issue)

© Mike Bentley

Comments

This Fine Silver (.999) Proof NCLT commemorative one dollar coin was released by the Royal Australian Mint to commemorate 50 years of Australian TV.  On September 16 1956 Bruce Gyngell first appeared on Australian TV making media history uttering those now famous words "Good evening ladies and gentlemen, Welcome to Television". NSW and Victoria were the first states to watch TV, just in time for the broadcast of the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games with the other states following on. Of course this was black and white TV as colour didn't appear until March 1975. The non-mintmarked silver coin was released in a plush orange box with numbered certificate. The ANDA Show release version with the (A) Counterstamp was released in a plush dark blue box. (Brisbane & Canberra were square, Sydney was a long rectangular box)

         

Other silver releases also with limited edition numbered certificates were ...
Sydney ANDA Show in a Blue long rectangular box with "A" for ANDA Privymark
Brisbane ANDA Show in a Blue square box with "A" for ANDA Privymark
Canberra ANDA Show in a Blue Square Box with "A" for ANDA Privymark

Aluminium-bronze versions of the coin were released in a folding coincard with (C), (B), (M), (S) & (TV) Counterstamps at various ANDA & Royal Shows and the Public Gallery Press at the RAM during the year.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2006  10,790 Cased Proof Orange Box
2006 A 3,859 Cased Proof Long Box Sydney ANDA
2006 A 1,500 Cased Proof Square Box Brisbane ANDA
2006 A 1,500 Cased Proof Square Box Canberra ANDA

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