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25 Dollars - Elizabeth II "Australian Kangaroo" Gold Bullion Coinage

25 Dollars - Elizabeth II ("Australian Kangaroo" Gold Bullion Coinage) -  obverse 25 Dollars - Elizabeth II ("Australian Kangaroo" Gold Bullion Coinage) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Years 1989-1990
Value 25 Dollars
25 AUD = 17 USD
Composition Gold (.999)
Weight 7.75 g
Diameter 20 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 119
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

Australian Nugget

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA
RDM
· 25 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.

Reverse

Lettering:
THE AUSTRALIAN NUGGET ¼ OZ. 9999 GOLD
RED KANGAROO
· 1990 ·

Edge

Reeded

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1989  9,726 Proof
1990  86,303
1990  4,560 Proof

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