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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Mawson Station

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Mawson Station) -  obverse1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Mawson Station) -  reverse

© Richard Thomas

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2004
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.72 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.999) (Pad Printed)
Weight 31.135 g
Diameter 40.6 mm
Thickness 4 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 737
  • 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

Mawson Station

Series: Australian Antarctic Territory

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA
1 DOLLAR
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

Coloured image of Mawson Station and a representation of an Emperor penguin and its chick, which appear in the outline of the continent. As well as the inscription MAWSON STATION 1954 – 2004, it includes the words ”Australian Antarctic Territory” and the mint's traditional “P”mint mark.

Lettering:
MAWSON STATION 1954 – 2004
Australian Antarctic Territory
P
WR
1 OZ 99.9 SILVER

Engraver: Wade Robinson

Edge

Continuous reeding

Mint

P Perth Mint, Australia

Comments

The 1st release from The Perth Mint's popular Australian Antarctic Territory Series commemorates Mawson Station.

Mawson Station was founded in 1954 on the shores of Horseshoe Harbour in MacRobertson Land, part of the Australian Antarctic Territory. The station was named after the geologist and explorer Douglas Mawon who helped establish Australia's tradition for scientific, geographic and hydrographic research during major Antarctic expeditions between 1911-1914 and 1929-1931.
            Comprising original and modern buldings demonstrating the evolution of Australian Antarctic building design. Mawson station is listed on the Register of the National Estate as a place of historical significance. It is symbolic of a large part of Australia's presence in the highest, driest coldest and windiest environment in the world.
             Mawson Station is the oldest continually operating station south of the Antarctic Circle.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2004 P 7,500 Proof

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