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25 Dollars - Elizabeth II 3rd Portrait - Koala - Platinum

25 Dollars - Elizabeth II (3rd Portrait - Koala - Platinum) -  obverse25 Dollars - Elizabeth II (3rd Portrait - Koala - Platinum) -  reverse

Reverse © Perth Mint

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Years 1996-1997
Value 25 Dollars
25.00 AUD = 18 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Platinum (.9995)
Weight 7.78 g
Diameter 20.1 mm
Thickness 1.9 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Koala

Series: Platinum Issues

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA
25 DOLLARS
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

Two Koalas cuddling together.

Lettering:
THE AUSTRALIAN KOALA
1/4 OZ. 9995 PLATINUM
P 1996

Edge

Reeded

Mint

P Perth Mint, Australia

Comments

Issued as a Proof coin in a Five Coin Set in 1996
Issued individually as a UNC Bullion coin in 1997.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1996 P 200 Proof - In 5 Coin Set
1997  1,586 UNC

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