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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th portrait - Frilled-Neck Lizard

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th portrait - Frilled-Neck Lizard) -  obverse 1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th portrait - Frilled-Neck Lizard) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2009
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.69 USD
Composition Aluminium-bronze (Pad Printed)
Weight 9 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 1656
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

Australian Land Series - Frilled-Neck Lizard

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2009
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

Frilled-Neck Lizard sitting on a log basking in the sun.

Lettering: 1 DOLLAR

Engraver: S. Foster

Edge

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

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th portrait - Frilled-Neck Lizard)

© Mike Bentley

Comments

Issued by the RAM in a tall Coincard in 2008 is this NCLT Pad Printed/Colourised Reverse Frosted $1 Aluminium-bronze coin. It is part of the six coin Land Animals Series of coins issued in individual Coincards in 2008-2009.



When this one metre long Lizard is frightened, it runs on its hind legs and is sometimes called the "bicycle lizard" because of this behavior. When Australia adopted decimal currency, the Frilled Neck Lizard was pictured on the two cent coin.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2009  22,690 UNC in Coincard

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