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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Observatories

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Observatories) -  obverse1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Observatories) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2009
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.71 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 13.8 g
Diameter 30.2 mm
Thickness 3.1 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Observatories

Series: Space Coins - Young Collectors

Obverse

4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2009
1 DOLLAR
IRB

Designer: Ian Rank-Broadley

Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS is a British sculptor who has produced many acclaimed works, among which are several designs for British coinage.

Reverse

A Depiction of the Parkes Radio Telescope with the Moon & Stars in the background.

Lettering:
observatories
CSIRO PARKES TELESCOPE
P

Edge

Reeded

Mint

P Perth Mint, Australia

Comments

Issued by the Perth Mint in 2009 as part of a "Young Collectors " set of 9 coins. All of the coins depict Space Themes. They were issued in acrylic capsules that slotted into pages in a special Collector Folder.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2009 P 5,217 UNC in Collector Album

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