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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 6th Portrait - Winged Victory

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (6th Portrait - Winged Victory) -  obverse1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (6th Portrait - Winged Victory) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2021
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.73 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 31.107 g
Diameter 32.6 mm
Thickness 6.1 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Nike, the Greek mythological goddess of victory.

Obverse

6th crowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the George IV State Diadem and the Victorian Coronation Necklace

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA
JC
1oz 9999 Ag 2021 1 DOLLAR

Designer: Jody Clark

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

The coin’s outstanding high relief reverse depicts Nike in Art Deco style. Honouring an unseen hero with a victory laurel in the palm of her right hand, Nike’s muscular figure is enveloped in a beautifully symmetrical representation of feathered wings. Also included on the reverse is the inscription WINGED VICTORY and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.

Lettering:
P
WINGED VICTORY

Designer: John M. Mercanti

John M. Mercanti is an American sculptor and engraver. He was the twelfth Chief Engraver of the United States Mint until his retirement in late 2010.

Edge

Continuous reeding

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (6th Portrait - Winged Victory) -  obverse

© Richard Thomas

Mint

P Perth Mint, Australia

Comments

In Greek mythology, Nike was invited to live on Mount Olympus by Zeus, the King of the Gods, as a reward for being his charioteer during the Titan War. Guiding Zeus’s horses through the battlefields, she is said to have bestowed fame and glory in the form of laurel wreaths on his victorious army. Since classical times, artists have often portrayed Nike as a winged figure symbolising victory in both war and peaceful competition.

In Australia she was the inspiration for Gilbert Doble's Winged Victory, created for the top of the Marrickville Soldiers' Memorial unveiled in Sydney after World War I. Having suffered considerably from the elements, the elegant copper statue was restored and permanently transferred to the Australian War Memorial in Canberra in 2013 as an object of national significance.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2021 P 3,000 Proof High Relief

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