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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - South Magnetic Pole

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - South Magnetic Pole) -  obverse1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - South Magnetic Pole) -  reverse

Obverse © Richard Thomas - Reverse © Perth Mint

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2009
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# 1211
  • 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

South Magnetic Pole

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 coin’s reverse depicts Douglas Mawson and two Antarctic explorers against a blue-coloured sky.  The image, which incorporates The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark, appears within the shape of the Antarctic continent.  The reverse also includes the inscriptions SOUTH MAGNETIC POLE : 1909 – 2009, 100 YEARS, and ‘Australian Antarctic Territory’.

Lettering:
SOUTH MAGNETIC POLE : 1909 – 2009
100 YEARS
Australian Antarctic Territory
P

Edge

Continuous reeding

Mint

P Perth Mint, Australia

Comments

The 6th release from The Perth Mint's popular Australian Antarctic Territory Series marks the 100th anniversary of the first expedition to reach South Magnetic Pole.

Following an exhausting and dangerous sledging journey, Australian scientists Douglas Mawson and TW Edgeworth David, together with Scottish doctor Alistair Forbes Mackay, reached the position on 16 January 1909. Mawson, Australia’s most famous Antarctic explorer, was responsible for the magnetic observations and the cartographic work.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2009 P 6,703 Proof

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