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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Platypus Dreaming

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

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Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2011
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.71 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 31.135 g
Diameter 47.6 mm
Thickness 4 mm
Shape Rectangular (47.6 x 27.6)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Platypus Dreaming

Series: Indigenous Dreaming

Obverse

4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA
2011
IRB
1 DOLLAR
1oz 999 SILVER

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

The reverse was created by Darryl Bellotti, A Western Australian Indigenous artist of both Yamatji and Nyoongar descent, as a tribute to the platypus.

Lettering:
P
DB

Designer: Darryl Bellotti

Edge

Plain

Mint

P Perth Mint, Australia

Comments

"Look closely. Can you see him in the water? His eyes are closed, but he'll find his way. Even in darkness, he is triumphant. Through his senses he hunts for his food and learns to survive. Ancient and unchanged through countless generations, no one believed that he even existed.
My people are similar to the platypus in many ways. Like the platypus, when we hunt or travel, we depend on our senses to be our guide through the landscape. Just like the platypus we are unique. So too is my culture, the way of my people, it is our link to the land that nurtures our way of life, and strengthens our connection to the Dreaming."


Darryl Bellotti - 2011

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2011 P 2,396 UNC

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