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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Sydney Opera House

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Sydney Opera House) -  obverse1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Sydney Opera House) -  reverse

© Richard Thomas

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2013
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.72 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 31.104 g
Diameter 40 mm
Thickness 4 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 2149a
  • 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

40th Anniversary of Sydney Opera House

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2013
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

Depiction of the Sydney Opera House as seen from Sydney Harbour.
Underneath is the UNESCO Logo

Lettering:
1 DOLLAR
40th Anniversary of
Sydney
Opera House
UNESCO

Engraver: Aleksandra Stokic

Aleksandra Stokic born in Kučevo (Serbia) is a senior coin sculptor and coin designer at the Royal Australian Mint since 2011. She is known for the Centenary of Canberra and Australian Mining designs.

Edge

Continuous reeding

Mint

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

Comments

Since its inauguration in 1973 Sydney Opera House has continued to be one of the world's most recognised and celebrated buildings. Danish architect Jorn Utzon's innovative design of the vaulted sails was recognised in 2007 by UNESCO (United Nations Educational Scientific and Culture Organisation) on the World Heritage List.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2013  5,000 Proof

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