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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Wheat Sheaf Dollar

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Wheat Sheaf Dollar) -  obverse 1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Wheat Sheaf Dollar) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2012
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.68 USD
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 9 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 1732
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

Grain producing Industry of Australia

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2012
IRB

Engraver: 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

The design depicts 3 wheat stalks and ribbon.

Lettering:
AUSTRALIA
20 12
ONE DOLLAR
K G
C

Engraver: George Kruger Gray

George Kruger Gray was an English artist, best remembered for his designs of coinage and stained glass windows.

Edge

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

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Wheat Sheaf Dollar)

© Mike Bentley

Comments

This NCLT $1 coin issued by the RAM commemorates the Australian Wheat Industry and replicates the design that adorned the tiny 16mm pre-decimal silver threepence from 1938 to 1964.

The Royal Australian Mint issued this coin as follows :)
In a Four Coin UNC Mint set with "C" Mintmark and [B], [M] & [S] Privymarks.
In a folding coincard at the MYO Gallery Press at the RAM in Canberra with a "C" Mintmark (Mintage Unknown)
In a folding coincard at the ANDA Show in Perth with a (P) Counterstamp (Pre struck at the RAM)
In a folding coincard at the ANDA Show in Brisbane using the Mobile Press with a (B) Counterstamp
In a folding coincard at the ANDA Show in Sydney using the Mobile Press with a (S) Counterstamp
In a folding coincard at the ANDA Show in Melbourne using the Mobile Press with a (M) Counterstamp
These are three images of the above coincards.  - (B) & (M) Counterstamp & 'C' Mintmark
    

A further Aluminium-bronze issue was the Bluebell Counterstamp which was applied to a "C" Mintmarked coin at the "Enlighten" event in Canberra and also issued in this coincard.


A Fine Silver (.999) Proof version was released in a capsule in a square plush black box with "C" Mintmark
A Gold (.9999) Proof version also exists as a $10 coin mintage of 2,500

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2012 (B) 5,004 Brisbane Counterstamp (ANDA Show)
2012 (M) 5,004 Melbourne Counterstamp (ANDA Show)
2012 (P) 5,000 Perth Counterstamp (ANDA Show)
2012 (S) 5,004 Sydney Counterstamp (ANDA Show)
2012 [B] 24,996 Brisbane Privymark (Four Coin CBMS Set)
2012 [M] 24,996 4.25 Melbourne Privymark (Four Coin CBMS Set)
2012 [S] 24,996 Sydney Privymark (Four Coin CBMS Set)
2012 C 24,996 Canberra Mintmark (Four Coin CBMS Set)
2012 C Canberra Mintmark (MYO Gallery Press)
2012 C 6,050 Canberra Mintmark & Bluebell Counterstamp (Enlighten Issue)

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