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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Shuttles

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

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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

Shuttles

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

Depiction of the Space Shuttle Discovery with the International Space Station and Stars in the background.

Lettering:
shuttles
DISCOVERY
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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