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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Centennial of Quarantine

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Centennial of Quarantine) -  obverse 1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Centennial of Quarantine) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2008
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# 1064
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

Centennial of Quarantine

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2008
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

Sniffer Dog and Luggage case in shape of Australia

Lettering:
CENTENNIAL OF QUARANTINE 1908-2008
1 DOLLAR

Engraver: Wojciech Pietranik

Wojciech Pietranik, born 25 March 1950, is a Polish artist and sculptor best known for his design work for coins and medals.

Edge

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

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Centennial of Quarantine)

© Mike Bentley

Comments

This NCLT $1 coin was issued by the RAM in 2008 in a Coincard.



It acknowledges the remarkable work, commitment and achievements of thousands of Australia's border security staff who protect the country inspecting mail, cargo, air and sea passengers, live animals, imports and exports. This commemorative one dollar marks 100 years since the introduction of the Australian Quarantine Act. Protective services also use Beagles and Labradors in their fight to detect and destroy potential harm before it enters the country. You can find these AQIS detector dogs at airports, mail centres and sea ports.

The coin was also released by Australia Post in a PNC.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2008  21,600 PNC Issue
2008  30,094 8.49 Unc in Coincard

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