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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Australian Citizenship - Silver Proof Issue

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Australian Citizenship - Silver Proof Issue) -  obverse 1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Australian Citizenship - Silver Proof Issue) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2009
Value 1 Dollar
AUD = 0.68 USD
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 11.66 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 2.8 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 1087a
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

60th Anniversary of Australian Citizenship

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2009
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

A central globe of the world surrounded by a 7 pointed star, in between the points of the star are 7 heads of various people representing citizenship.

Lettering:
60th ANNIVERSARY OF AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP
C
ONE DOLLAR

Engraver: Wojciech Pietranik

Wojciech Pietranik, born 25 March 1950, is a Polish artist and sculptor best known for his design work for coins and medals.

Edge

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

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Australian Citizenship - Silver Proof Issue)

© Mike Bentley

Comments

The RAM released this NCLT Fine Silver Proof (.999) coin in 2009 to commemorate the 60th Anniversary since the enactment of the Australian Citizenship Act of 1948. It was released with a "C" mintmark in a capsule in a plush box with certificate.



The reverse featured the heads 7 new Australian citizens (each representing an Australian state) from Czechoslovakia, Denmark, France, Greece, Norway, Spain and Yugoslavia who became Australian citizens in the first-ever Australian citizenship ceremony held in Canberra, the nations capital in 1949. Their heads are shown resting in the grooves of the federation star, the star symbolically depicts their raised hands and their new Australian pride is shown on their faces. This central design is surrounded by an Australian map cut into squares for each state.  

An Aluminium-bronze version was released in a coincard with [B], [M] & [S] Privymarks and a "C" Mintmark.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2009 C 7,050 Cased Proof

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