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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - The Great Aussie Coin Hunt - Letter Y - Silver Proof

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2019
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.73 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 11.66 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 2.8 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Yowie

Series: Great Australian Coin Hunt

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2019
IRB

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

A depiction of a Yowie with arms raised.
Letter Y below.

Lettering:
Y
ONE DOLLAR
YOWIE

Edge

7 shorter smooth segments between 7 reeded segments (11 grooves each)

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - The Great Aussie Coin Hunt - Letter Y - Silver Proof) -  obverse

Mint

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

Comments

Released by the RAM is this Fine Silver (.999) Proof version of the Great Aussie Coin Hunt series of coins that were also issued in  Aluminium-bronze in change, tubes & coincards at Australia Post outlets. This silver coin was issued in a capsule in a 26 coin cased set, with limited edition mintage 250, with certificate. These were retailed at $1250 but are now fetching much higher prices on the secondary market.
 

This coin is the Letter "Y" for Yowie. The origin of the mythical Yowie is found in Aboriginal Dreamtime where they're also known as 'Yahoos'. They're common legend around Australia and generally described as a tall, hairy human-like creature that lives in the bush. Stories of similar creatures also exist in other countries, including the Canadian Sasquatch, US Big-Foot and the Himalayan Yeti.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2019  250 Proof in 26 Coin Set

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