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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Peace Dove

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Peace Dove) -  obverse1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Peace Dove) -  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 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Armistice of Compiegne

Series: Centenary of the First World War

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2018
IRB
· 1 DOLLAR ·

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 portrays a dove which has for millennia symbolised peace. The bird is carrying a poppy, another poignant symbol in its beak. Red poppies were the first flowers to bloom in the devastated battlefields of Western Europe and soon became universally associated with the act of remembrance.

Lettering:
1918
END of WORLD WAR I
P

Edge

Continuous reeding

Mint

P Perth Mint, Australia

Comments

Australian troops entered their last major action on the Western Front at Montbrehain on 5 October 1918. Weeks later, on 11 November, Germany agreed to the allies' terms and signed the Armistice of Compiegne, silencing the guns on the Western Front from 11am Paris time. Peace had already come to the Middle East, with Turkey signing an armistice on 30 October.
When news of peace broke in Australia, scenes of jubilation played out in the streets of may towns and cities. Troops on the frontline would no doubt have felt great relief but their mood was more muted; devastation was all around them and the bodies of fallen cobbers would be left behind. The war's end was formalised with the Treaty of Versailles, signed in June 1919.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2018 P 7,500 UNC PNC
2018 P 500 UNC PNC ANDA Sydney Money Expo

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