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

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1988
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 Arrival - Sydney Cove

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 1988
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

Sailor standing on the shore of Sydney Cove with ship in the background.

Lettering:
AUSTRALIA - TWO HUNDRED YEARS
SYDNEY COVE 1788
HH
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 1988 to commemorate 200 years since the arrival of the first Fleet to Australia in 1788.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1988  20,000 Proof
1988  11,000 UNC

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