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2 Dollars - Elizabeth II Australian Kookaburra

2 Dollars - Elizabeth II (Australian Kookaburra) -  obverse2 Dollars - Elizabeth II (Australian Kookaburra) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Years 1995-1996
Value 2 Dollars
2 AUD = 1.37 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 62.2070 g
Diameter 50.30 mm
Thickness 4.50 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 290
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

Australian Kookaburra Bullion Coin Series

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA
· 2 DOLLARS ·

Engraver: 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

Kookaburra in Flight

Lettering:
THE AUSTRALIAN KOOKABURRA 2 OZ. 999 SILVER
· 1995 ·

Engraver: Tony Dean

Tony Dean, is a medal maker and coin designer. A designer, engraver and sculptor of custom designed medals, plaques and coins, he worked with both the Royal Australian Mint and the Perth Mint.

Edge

Reeded

Comments

   
Privy Mark - Ducat.                                                                  Privy Mark - Star Pagoda.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1995  800 "USA Gold Eagle on gold inlay" privy mark; Proof
1995 P 1,300 "50 Years after WW2" privy mark; Proof
1995 P 650 Proof
1996  1,500 "Ducat" privy mark on gold inlay; Proof
1996  1,500 "Hague" privy mark; Proof
1996  1,500 "Johanna" privy mark on gold inlay; Proof
1996  1,500 "Spade Guinea" privy mark on gold inlay; Proof
1996  1,500 "Star Pagoda" privy mark on gold inlay; Proof
1996  UNC

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