15 Dollars - Elizabeth II "Australian Nugget" Gold Bullion Coinage

15 Dollars - Elizabeth II ("Australian Nugget" Gold Bullion Coinage) -  obverse15 Dollars - Elizabeth II ("Australian Nugget" Gold Bullion Coinage) -  reverse

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Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1997
Value 15 Dollars
15 AUD = 10 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Gold (.999)
Weight 3.133 g
Diameter 15.50 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 339
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

Australian Nugget


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

· 15 DOLLARS ·

Engraver: 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.


Kangoroo jumping right

· 1997 ·

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1997 P 20,000
1997 P 400 Proof

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