1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 3rd portrait - Mob of Roos

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (3rd portrait - Mob of Roos) -  obverse1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (3rd portrait - Mob of Roos) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1985-1998
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = USD 0.68
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Aluminium-bronze (92% Copper, 6% Aluminium, 2% Nickel)
Weight 9 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 2159
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 84,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.
Schön# 71
Gerhard Schön; 2018. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (46. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

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

Script: Latin

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 1985
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

"Mob of Roos" Five Kangaroos, denomination

Script: Latin

Lettering: 1 DOLLAR

Designer: 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 - Mob of Roos) -  obverse

Mint

Royal Australian Mint, Canberra, Australia (1965-date)

Comments

One year after the "Mob of Roos" was introduced into circulation to replace the Dollar Note the obverse of the coin was changed from Arnold Machin's second portrait design to Raphael David Maklouf's third portrait design. This obverse was in use on the MOR coin from 1985 until 1998. in 1999 the Ian Rank Broadley fourth portrait was introduced to the MOR coin.

In 1992 a Re-issue of the 1985 coin was released in a five-coin set with four other coins unique to the 25mm $1 coin denomination from 1984 to 1992 all with original dates.
 

According to the RAM Website 8,000 MOR coins were minted in 1992. This is believed to be a mistake.
However some were produced as these pictures prove. One member on Numista has this coin.
 

 This coin type was also issued as a Sterling Silver (.925) version in the 1990 Masterpieces in Silver Proof Sets. (See Link)

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1985  66 789 0.4% BU Restrike 5 Coin set 1992
1985  170 000 0.8% BU Year Set
1985  96 200 000 $ 1.06 $ 1.06 $ 1.06 $ 1.06 $ 1.06 $ 1.06 $ 2.61 60% Circulation
1985  74 089 $ 11 1.5% Proof Year Set
1987  200 000 $ 3.19 1.9% BU Year Set
1987  69 684 $ 7.53 0.7% Proof Year Set
1989  150 602 $ 2.61 1.5% BU Year Set
1989  5 000 0.06% Proof Coin Fair Issue
1989  67 618 $ 17 0.8% Proof Year Set
1990  103 766 1.1% BU Year Set
1990  1 985 0.06% Proof Coin Fair Issue
1990  51 015 0.3% Proof Year Set
1991  22 500 0.12% BU Gallery Press MYO
1991  200 0.06% BU Singapore Coin Fair Issue
1991  147 700 $ 4.15 1.5% BU Year Set
1991  1 000 0.06% Proof Singapore Coin Fair Issue
1991  41 490 $ 20 0.5% Proof Year Set
1992  8 000 0.15% Not released into Circ - None Seen
1992  2 0.09% Specimen - Struck on a Proof planchet
1994  39 958 0.12% BU Gumnut Baby Set
1994  91 492 0.4% BU Year Set
1994  47 600 000 $ 0.67 $ 0.88 $ 1.04 $ 1.15 $ 1.24 33% Circulation
1994  39 004 0.8% Proof Year Set
1995  36 190 0.12% BU Gumnut Baby Set
1995  96 709 0.3% BU Year Set
1995  21 422 000 $ 0.81 $ 0.81 $ 0.81 $ 0.94 18% Circulation
1995  6 704 0.06% Proof Gumnut Baby Set
1995  48 537 $ 19 0.5% Proof Year Set
1998  74 108 0.6% BU Year Set
1998  31 810 0.06% BUKoala Baby Set
1998  16 248 000 $ 0.71 $ 1.41 15% Circulation
1998  5 269 0.06% Proof Koala Baby Set
1998  32 225 $ 12 0.7% Proof Year Set

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