2 Dollars - Elizabeth II 3rd Portrait - Australian Kookaburra

2 Dollars - Elizabeth II (3rd Portrait - Australian Kookaburra) -  obverse2 Dollars - Elizabeth II (3rd Portrait - Australian Kookaburra) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Years 1995-1996
Value 2 Dollars
2.00 AUD = 1.55 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 62.207 g
Diameter 50.3 mm
Thickness 4.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 20746
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References KM# 290
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

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
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

Kookaburra in Flight

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

Designer: 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

Mint

Perth Mint, Australia

Comments

   
Privy Mark - Ducat.                                                                  Privy Mark - Star Pagoda.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1995  800 13% "USA Gold Eagle on gold inlay" privy mark; Proof
1995 P 1 300 8% "50 Years after WW2" privy mark; Proof
1995 P 600 13% Proof
1995 P 600 4% Proof 2 coin set (Two Ounce Collection)
1995 P 280 4% Proof 3 coin set (Ten Ounce Collection)
1995 P 1 000 0% Proof 4 coin set (Kilo Collection)
1996  1 500 25% "Ducat" privy mark on gold inlay; Proof
1996  1 500 17% "Hague" privy mark; Proof
1996  1 500 8% "Spade Guinea" privy mark on gold inlay; Proof
1996  1 500 21% "Star Pagoda" privy mark on gold inlay; Proof
1996  63.09 63% UNC

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