Elizabeth II (1952-date)
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Arnold Machin Effigy
Series: Australian Decimal Effigies
4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara
2nd portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara
AUSTRALIAN DECIMAL CURRENCY EFFIGIES
MACHIN · 1966
7 shorter smooth segments between 7 reeded segments (11 grooves each)
The Royal Australian Mint as part of its exclusive subscription 'Mint Legends' members loyalty program released both specimen and proof versions (Fine Silver .999) of this coin. They were not available through regular channels. It received very little publicity among general collectors. This coin was the first in this series.
The reverse design on this coin graced the obverse of the first Australian decimal coins introduced in 1966 preceding its first appearance on British coins by two years.
The Machin likeness was replaced in 1985 by a Raphael Maklouf portrait. Known as the "young portrait" Machin's representation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is for may Australians the most recognisable.
The coins were housed encapsulated, in a black leatherette, hinged-lid presentation case, accompanied by a numbered certificate of authenticity and protected by a cardboard shipper.
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