1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Rugby League 100 Yrs

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Rugby League 100 Yrs) -  obverse1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Rugby League 100 Yrs) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley


Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2008
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.68 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 9 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 1052
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

100th Anniversary of Rugby League in Australia


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


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.


"Centenary of Rugby League" on a Scroll superimposed on a large letter "A" with 1908 and 2008 on the rear part of the Scroll.


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.


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

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Rugby League 100 Yrs) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley


This NCLT one dollar coin, released by the RAM in 2008 in a coincard celebrates 100 years of Rugby League in Australia.

It was also issued by Australia Post in a Prestige Stamp Booklet with $10 face value of stamps.


Rugby Union champion of the time Dally Messenger signed to Rugby League in 1907 to play in the All Golds match in 1908. This was the catalyst for the beginning of this new code of football. The NSW Rugby Football League was founded displacing Rugby Union as the primary code of football. Rugby League is the dominant football code played in New South Wales and Queensland and is played professionally in over 50 countries worldwide.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2008  26,109 Australia Post Stamp Booklet
2008  35,280 6.91 UNC in Coincard

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