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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Polar Year

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Polar Year) -  obverse1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Polar Year) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2007
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.72 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# 1653
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Michael, Thomas & Tracy L. Schmidt; 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Michael, Thomas (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.

Commemorative issue

International Polar Year

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2007
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

Depiction of a map of the Antarctic with converging latitude lines and marked with the locations of important Antarctic bases such as Mawson, Davis, and Casey. Overlaying all of this is the image of a 19th century sail powered ice supply ship

Lettering:
AUSTRALIAN ANTARCTIC TERRITORY
1 DOLLAR
MAWSON
DAVIS
CASEY
INTERNATIONAL POLAR YEAR 2007-2008

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 - Polar Year) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

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

Comments

The RAM released this NCLT $1 coin in a coincard to celebrate the International Polar Year which ran from March 2007 to March 2009. This was a multi national scientific program that focused on the Arctic and Antarctic. This was the fourth IPY event of the last 150 years and it had particular areas of interest in how polar ice was changing, what impact changes in the polar regions will have globally, how the 4 million people that live in or close to the Arctic regions will be affected, and what can be learned about the planets history from ice records.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2007  29,893 7.33 UNC in Coincard

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