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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 5th Portrait - Gottwald Proof Gold

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2010
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.72 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Gold
Weight 19.46 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Gottwald Obverse

Obverse

5th Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right.
Wearing the Girls of Great Britain & Ireland Tiara.

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2010
VG

Engraver: Vladimir Gottwald

Vladimir Gottwald was a member of the Royal Australian Mint's Design and Engraving Section. His portrait, designed following the British Royal Mint's invitation for a new effigy in 1996, was among the three designs submitted to Her Majesty for approval. Although Rank-Broadley's design was eventually chosen, Gottwald's design was approved for a once only use to commemorate the Royal Visit in 2000.

Reverse

"Mob of Roos" Five Kangaroos & Denomination

Lettering: 1 DOLLAR

Engraver: Stuart Devlin

Stuart Leslie Devlin, AO, CMG is a significant contemporary gold and silversmith. Australian-born, he has designed coins for countries around the world, and became especially well known as London-based designer of gold and silver collector's items in the 1970s and 80s.

Edge

7 shorter smooth segments between 7 reeded segments (11 grooves each)

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (5th Portrait - Gottwald Proof Gold) -  obverse

Mint

Royal Australian Mint, Canberra, Australia (1965-date)

Comments

This coin was part of a unique Fine Gold (.999) Proof set released by the RAM in 2010. The Reverse of the coin in the set used the standard Stuart Devlin designs but the Obverse used the Vladimir Gottwald 5th Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, which had only been used previously on the 2000 Royal Visit Commemorative circulation 50 cent coin. Only 450 sets were made and a full set commands a very hefty pricetag as at 2020.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2010  450 Proof in 6 Coin Set

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