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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 6th Portrait - Shipwreck Zuytdorp

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (6th Portrait - Shipwreck Zuytdorp) -  obverse1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (6th Portrait - Shipwreck Zuytdorp) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2020
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.73 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 31.104 g
Diameter 33.90 mm
Shape Triangular
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Australian Shipwrecks

Obverse

Sixth portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the King George IV State Diadem and the Victorian Coronation Necklace set within a small circle at the top of the triangle. Below an image of the shipwreck and sailors attempting to flee on a lifeboat. Below that a skeleton with some coins on hte bottom of the ocean.

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2020
ONE DOLLAR
JC

Designers: Aaron Baggio , Jody Clark

Aaron Baggio is a designer with the Royal Australian mint.
Jody Clark is a British engraver employed by the Royal Mint, notable for designing the fifth and latest portrait of Queen Elizabeth II to feature on coins of the pound sterling.

Reverse

Depicts the Zuytdorp ship, surrounded by decorative maritime ornaments.
Text is upside down.

Lettering:
1712
ZUYTDORP
1 oz .999 Ag

Designer: Aaron Baggio

Aaron Baggio is a designer with the Royal Australian mint.

Edge

Smooth

Mint

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

Comments

The mystery of the ill-fated Zuytdorp that sank off the Western Australian coast in 1712 scattering its cargo of 250,000 silver coins is brilliantly captured in this skillfully designed silver coin by Jody Clark and Aaron Baggio.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2020  20,000 Brilliant Uncirculated

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