1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Aurora Australis

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Aurora Australis) -  obverse1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Aurora Australis) -  reverse

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Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2013
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.78 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 ↑↑
Number N# 197296
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References KM# 2046
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

Aurora Australis

Series: Australian Antarctic Territory


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 snowfield with a tracked vehicle and a human observer beneath a coloured representation of the Aurora Australis. The portrayal appears within the outline of Antarctica. As well as the inscription 2013 : AURORA AUSTRALIS, it includes the words ”Australian Antarctic Territory” and the mint's traditional “P”mint mark.

Australian Antarctic Territory
1 OZ 99.9 SILVER

Engraver: Aleyslia Howarth


Continuous reeding


P Perth Mint, Australia


The 10th release from The Perth Mint's popular Australian Antarctic Territory Series commemorates the Aurora Australis.

An aurora is a dramatic display of coloured light seen in the night sky above the polar regions. In the Southern Hemisphere the phenomenon is known as the Aurora Australis.
An aurora occurs when charged particles emitted from the sun interact with Earth's magnetosphere. The solar particles stream towards the poles, colliding with atoms of nitrogen and oxygen in the upper atmosphere.
Akin to the process that operates in neon light, the collisions create glowing gases seen in dancing ribbons and arcs of mesmerising light comprising thousands of colours. Australian scientists in Antarctica are not the only ones privileged to see the Aurora Australis. Tasmania is the Australian state from which the awe-inspiring spectacle, also known as the Southern Lights, is most commonly seen.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2013 P 4 974 66.46 Proof

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