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

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Centennial of Quarantine) -  obverse1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Centennial of Quarantine) -  reverse

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Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2008
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.78 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 9 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 41817
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References KM# 1064
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

Centenary of Quarantine


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


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.


A sniffer dog and luggage case in the outline of Australia


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.


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

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

© Mike Bentley


Royal Australian Mint, Canberra, Australia (1965-date)


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 coin 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 centers, and seaports.

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

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2008  30 094 7.32 94% UNC in Coincard
2008  21 600 15% UNC in PNC

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