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200 Dollars - Elizabeth II 3rd Portrait - First Fleet Departure - Gold Bullion Coin

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1987
Value 200 Dollars
200.00 AUD = 143 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Gold (.917)
Weight 10 g
Diameter 24 mm
Thickness 2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

First Fleet Departure - Arthur Phillip

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 1987
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

Depiction of Arthur Phillip holding a paper map. An outline of the British Isles to the right.

Lettering:
ARTHUR PHILLIP
1787
HH Portsmouth
TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS

Designer: Horst Hahne

Horst Hahne PSM, is an Australian sculptor, medallist and designer. Signature: "HH"

Edge

Reeded

Mint

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

Comments

This coin was issued by the RAM in UNC and Proof finishes in 1987 to commemorate 200 years since the departure of the first Fleet to Australia in 1787.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1987  20,000 Proof
1987  20,800 UNC

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