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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 6th Portrait - Koala

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (6th Portrait - Koala) -  obverse1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (6th Portrait - Koala) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2020
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.66 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.9999)
Weight 31.1 g
Diameter 40.6 mm
Thickness 2.98 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Obverse

Sixth crowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the George IV State Diadem and the Victorian Coronation Necklace

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA
JC
1 DOLLAR

Engraver: 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

Koala clinging to tree branch with date, weight and purity below.

Lettering:
AUSTRALIAN KOALA
P
2020 1OZ 9999 SILVER

Edge

Reeded

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (6th Portrait - Koala) -  obverse

Mint

P Perth Mint, Australia

Comments

When early European settlers first encountered koalas in Australia, they thought the tree-climbing animals were monkeys or bears. Even though they're still referred to by some as "koala bears", they're actually marsupials like kangaroos and wombats.

Koalas have special physical characteristics that complement their tree-dwelling lifestyle. They're able to grip branches and pick eucalyptus leaves with their two opposable digits, and their tough skin and sharp claws provide traction in climbing. They even have extra thick fur on their seat so they can sit comfortably on branches for hours! Unique to Australia, these animals are a perfect theme for an iconic coin series.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2020 P 300,000

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