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15 Dollars - Elizabeth II 3rd Portrait - Koala Platinum Bullion Coin

15 Dollars - Elizabeth II (3rd Portrait - Koala Platinum Bullion Coin) -  obverse15 Dollars - Elizabeth II (3rd Portrait - Koala Platinum Bullion Coin) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1996
Value 15 Dollars
15.00 AUD = 11 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Platinum (.9995)
Weight 2.834 g
Diameter 16.1 mm
Thickness 1.4 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Platinum Koala

Obverse

3rd portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the King George IV State Diadem

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA
15 DOLLARS
RDM

Engraver: Raphael David Maklouf

Raphael David Maklouf is a sculptor, best known for designing the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II used on the coins of many Commonwealth nations. Maklouf was born in Jerusalem emigrating with his family to the United Kingdom after the Second World War. He attended the Camberwell School of Art until 1958, afterward becoming an academic lecturer for ten years. He was made an Associate of the Royal Society of British Sculptors in 1979. Raphael Maklouf was born to a Jewish family. His father is Samuel Maklouf, born in Safed, Raphael Makouf's mother is Leonie Maklouf.

Reverse

A koala perched on a tree branch.

Lettering:
THE AUSTRALIAN KOALA 1/10 OZ 9995 PLATINUM.
1996.

Edge

Reeded

Mint

P Perth Mint, Australia

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1996 P 600 Proof

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