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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Gondwana Rainforests

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Gondwana Rainforests) -  obverse1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Gondwana Rainforests) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2011
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.68 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Aluminium-bronze (Pad printed)
Weight 13.8 g
Diameter 30.6 mm
Thickness 3.1 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 1614
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

Celebrate Australia - World Heritage Area Series - Gondwana Rainforests

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 represents the the Gondwana Rainforest's beautiful rainforest trees and native ferns. The design includes Albert's Lyrebird, a large, long-tailed, songbird famed for its rich plumage.

Lettering:
AUSTRALIA $1 GONDWANA RAINFORESTS
P

Engraver: Ryan Vanderwiel

Edge

Reeded

Comments

Distributed in a card for the 5 coin set.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2011 P 5,552

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