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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - 100 Years of Census

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 100 Years of Census) -  obverse 1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 100 Years of Census) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2011
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# 1635
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

100 Years of Census

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2011
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

The design shows a bar graph of horizontally stacked faces.
A stylised map of Australia made from ribbon which is the logo of the census is also featured.

Lettering:
AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF STATISTICS 100 YEARS OF CENSUS
1 DOLLAR

Engraver: Vladimir Gottwald

Vladimir Gottwald was a member of the Royal Australian Mint's Design and Engraving Section. His portrait, designed following the British Royal Mint's invitation for a new effigy in 1996, was among the three designs submitted to Her Majesty for approval. Although Rank-Broadley's design was eventually chosen, Gottwald's design was approved for a once only use to commemorate the Royal Visit in 2000.

Edge

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

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 100 Years of Census)

© Mike Bentley

Comments

This NCLT Aluminium-bronze coin was issued by the RAM in an unusual shaped coincard that in a very abstract way represented the shape of Australia.


The 16th Census of population and housing took place on the night of August 9th 2011. This event marks the centenary of national census taking in Australia and is conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics every 5 years. The National Census Act was passed in 1905 and the first Australia wide census taken in 1911. Inconstant at first and after a 14 year pause for WWII by 1961 it was decided that data would be collected every 5 years and the Act amended in 1977.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2011  15,024 UNC in Coincard

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