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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 3rd Portrait - First Fleet Bicentenary

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (3rd Portrait - First Fleet Bicentenary) -  obverse1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (3rd Portrait - First Fleet Bicentenary) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 1988
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.69 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 9 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 100,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 88
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Commemorative issue

Australian Bicentenary

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1988
RDM

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

Stylised kangaroo design in Aboriginal style. Set against a seven pointed Federation Star.

Lettering: ONE DOLLAR

Engraver: Stuart Devlin

Stuart Leslie Devlin, AO, CMG is a significant contemporary gold and silversmith. Australian-born, he has designed coins for countries around the world, and became especially well known as London-based designer of gold and silver collector's items in the 1970s and 80s.

Edge

7 shorter smooth segments between 7 reeded segments (11 grooves each)

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (3rd Portrait - First Fleet Bicentenary) -  obverse

Comments

Issued by the RAM into circulation to commemorate the Bi-Centenary of the First Fleet.  This was 200 years since Captain Arthur Phillip, the commander of the First Fleet, planted the British Flag at Sydney Cove which signified the beginning of European settlement.

This one dollar coin reminds Australians of the original Aboriginal inhabitants of our nation. The reverse depicts aboriginal artwork- a stylised kangaroo on a backdrop of a seven pointed (Federation) star. When one of these is received in change, it is a reminder of the native Koori people that were displaced by European settlement.
The coin was also issued in the annual proof and uncirculated sets.

 
Two Silver (.925) versions of the coin with different dates were also released in capsules in the Masterpieces in Silver presentation sets in 1988 & 1990.

This 1988 issued coin was also re-issued in a special Restrike Five Coin UNC set in 1992 to celebrate the first five different one dollar designs issued between 1984 and 1992.
 

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1988  21,600,000 1.39 1.39 1.67 2.27 4.29 99% Circulation
1988  104,518 2% Proof Year Set
1988  66,789 0.2% UNC in Restrike 5 Coin Set 1992
1988  240,000 0.5% UNC Year Set
1988  10,000 0.00% UNC Year Set (Sydney Coin Fair)

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