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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Edgeworth David Base

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Edgeworth David Base) -  obverse1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Edgeworth David Base) -  reverse

© Richard Thomas

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2006
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.71 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# 1019
  • 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

Edgeworth David Base

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

The design is symbolic of the site of Edgeworth David, where permanent sea ice is suitable for for use as an aircraft runway. The design includes an Albatross and its chick, as well as the inscriptions 'EDGEWORTH DAVID BASE : 1986 - 2006' , 'Australian Antarctic Territory', and the Mint's traditional P mintmark.

Lettering:
EDGEWORTH DAVID BASE : 1986 - 2006
Australian Antarctic Territory
P
1 OZ 99.9 SILVER

Edge

Continuous reeding

Mint

P Perth Mint, Australia

Comments

The 3rd release from The Perth Mint's popular Australian Antarctic Territory Series commemorates Edgeworth David Base.

The establishment 20 years ago of the Australian Antarctic Division's Edgeworth David summer base, which lies 85 kilometres inland from the Shackleton Ice Shelf in the Bunger Hills area. The base has been named in honour of Australian geologist and explorer Sir  Tannant William Edgeworth David, who led the first successful ascent of Mount Erebus, Antarctica's only active volcano, and led the first team to reach the Magnetic South Pole during Shackleton's famous expedition of 1907.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2006 P 7,500 Proof

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