15 Dollars - Elizabeth II 3rd Portrait - Koala - Platinum

15 Dollars - Elizabeth II (3rd Portrait - Koala - Platinum) -  obverse15 Dollars - Elizabeth II (3rd Portrait - Koala - Platinum) -  reverse

© M. Sander

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Years 1989-1990
Value 15 Dollars
15.00 AUD = 12 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Platinum (.999)
Weight 3.113 g
Diameter 16.1 mm
Thickness 1.4 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 123
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.

Commemorative issue

Koala

Series: Platinum Issues

Obverse

3rd portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the King George IV State Diadem

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA
15 DOLLARS
RDM

Designer: Raphael David Maklouf

Raphael David Maklouf is a sculptor, best known for designing the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II used on the coins of many Commonwealth nations. Maklouf was born in Jerusalem emigrating with his family to the United Kingdom after the Second World War. He attended the Camberwell School of Art until 1958, afterward becoming an academic lecturer for ten years. He was made an Associate of the Royal Society of British Sculptors in 1979. Raphael Maklouf was born to a Jewish family. His father is Samuel Maklouf, born in Safed, Raphael Makouf's mother is Leonie Maklouf.

Reverse

Koala clinging to a tree branch, baby Koala riding on her back.

Lettering:
THE AUSTRALIAN KOALA
1/10 OZ 9995 PLATINUM
MT 1990

Edge

Reeded

Mint

P Perth Mint, Australia

Comments

Issued as a Proof coin in a 5 Coin set in 1989.
Issued individually as a UNC Bullion coin in 1990.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1989 P 2,500 Proof - In 5 Coin Set
1990  10,473 UNC

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