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15 Dollars - Elizabeth II 3rd Portrait - Australian Nugget - Gold Bullion Coin

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Years 1991-1992
Value 15 Dollars
15.00 AUD = 11 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Gold (.999)
Weight 3.11 g
Diameter 16.1 mm
Thickness 1.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 166
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Michael, Thomas & Tracy L. Schmidt; 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Michael, Thomas (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.

Commemorative issue

Kangaroo/Nugget

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA
15 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

One crouching Wallaroo set in an inner circle, text around & date below

Lettering:
THE AUSTRALIAN NUGGET 1/10 OZ. 9999 GOLD
COMMON WALLAROO
1992

Edge

Reeded

Mint

Perth Mint, Australia

Comments

Released by the Perth Mint in 1991 as Proof and followed up in 1992 as an UNC coin is this Nugget/Kangaroo coin.

The 1991 Proof had a proposed mintage of 5,000 but only 526 were issued
The 1992 UNC had a much larger proposed mintage but final issue numbers are unknown

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1991  526 Proof
1992  UNC

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