1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Australia's Convict Era - Silver Proof


Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2018
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.77 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 11.66 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 2.8 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Australia's Convict Era


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.


A representation of a tree in the shape of Australia
growing from chains and convict uniform arrows below.

1788 - 1868

Engraver: T. Dean


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

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Australia's Convict Era - Silver Proof) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley


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


In 2018 the RAM released this NCLT Fine Silver (.999) Proof Coin to Commemorate Australias Convict Era. The coin was issued in limited numbers in a capsule held within a plush black box with numbered certificate. It has a "C" Mintmark.

Australia's convicts were a mixed bunch, but their stories have helped to create a contemporary Australia. One of them named Mary Wade, is actually an ancestor of Kevin Rudd, who was a former Prime Minister of Australia. These coins recognise the influence of convicts, such as Mary, whose stories have shaped Australia as a nation.

The RAM also released an Aluminium-bronze version of this coin in a number of ways :-
In a  Four Coin Set with"C" Mintmark and [B], [M] & [S] Privymarks.
With "C" Mintmark from the Public Gallery Press at the RAM in Canberra.
Issued at the Royal Sydney Easter Show with a (S) Counterstamp.
Issued at the Royal Melbourne Show with a (M) Counterstamp.
Issued at the Royal Brisbane Exhibition Show with a (B) Counterstamp.
Issued at Regional RAM Pop up Shops with a (MAP) of Australia Counterstamp.
Issued in various PNC's at Stamp Shows

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2018 C 4,500 Proof in Capsule

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