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25 Dollars - Elizabeth II 3rd Portrait - Gold Nugget - Fathers Day - Bullion Coin

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1987
Value 25 Dollars
25.00 AUD = 18 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Gold (.999)
Weight 7.78 g
Diameter 25 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Australian Nugget

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA
25 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

Depiction of a Gold Nugget

Lettering:
THE AUSTRALIAN NUGGET 1/4 OZ FINE GOLD
1987
SD FATHERS DAY 1979
1987

Edge

Reeded

Mint

Perth Mint, Australia

Comments

Released by the Perth Mint in 1987 in a four coin and two coin set.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1987  11,002 Four Coin Proof Set
1987  2,690 Two Coin Proof Set

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