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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Lest We Forget - Century of Service

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Lest We Forget - Century of Service) -  obverse1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Lest We Forget - Century of Service) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2018
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.72 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 13.5 g
Diameter 30.6 mm
Thickness 3.1 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

ANZAC Day - Century of Service

Series: Lest We Forget

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2018
1 DOLLAR
IRB

Designer: 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 a soldier in a field of poppies playing the bugle. The design includes the inscription ‘LEST WE FORGET 1918’ and The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark.

Lettering:
LEST WE FORGET 1918
P

Edge

Continuous reeding

Mint

P Perth Mint, Australia

Comments

The Tomb of the Unknown Australian Soldier, located in the centre of the Australian War Memorial in Canberra, is the national focus for remembering all Australian servicemen and women who have died in wars. It bears the simple inscription “An Unknown Australian Soldier Killed in the War of 1914–1918” and is a symbolic representation of all the Australian soldiers whose bodies were never recovered and returned home, and which lie in the ground far from their home.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2018 P 7,500 UNC in PNC
2018 P 500 UNC in PNC - ANDA Brisbane Money Expo
2018 P 100 UNC in PNC - Newcastle Stamp & Coin Show 25th May
2018 P 100 UNC in PNC - Newcastle Stamp & Coin Show 26th May
2018 P 100 UNC in PNC - Newcastle Stamp & Coin Show 27th May

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