1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th portrait - Bilby

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th portrait - Bilby) -  obverse1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th portrait - Bilby) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2009
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.78 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Aluminium-bronze (Pad Printed)
Weight 9 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 41824
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References KM# 1655
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

Australian Land Series - Bilby

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

Bilby standing on red sand with reedy grass on left

Lettering: 1 DOLLAR

Engraver: S. Foster

Edge

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

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th portrait - Bilby) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

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

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.



Bilbies live in burrows and have poor eyesight, but have an excellent sense of smell for finding food. These small marsupials are slowly becoming extinct. Sales of chocolate "Easter Bilbies" help preserve this vulnerable species.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2009  17 950 5.61 UNC in Coincard

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