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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Ram's Head

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Ram's Head) -  obverse 1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Ram's Head) -  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# 1504
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

Ram's Head Shilling - Australian Wool

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 Head of the Merino Ram, which showed on Australian shilling coins (1938-1963) until Australia introduced decimal coinage.
Seven pointed star to left and right, C Mintmark above right star

Lettering:
AUSTRALIA
C
ONE DOLLAR

Engraver: George Kruger Gray

George Kruger Gray was an English artist, best remembered for his designs of coinage and stained glass windows.

Edge

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

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Ram's Head)

© Mike Bentley

Comments

This Aluminium-bronze NCLT coin was issued by the RAM as a restrike design & to commemorate the Australian pre decimal Shilling coin. Various Mintmarks, Privymarks & Counterstamps were used with this coin as follows...

It was initially issued in a four coin UNC set with "C" Mintmark & [B]-[M]-[S] Privymarks
 

The coin was also issued with "C" mintmark at the RAM Gallery Press (mintage unknown).


It was later also issued with "[H]-[A]-[D]-[P] Privymarks in a second four coin UNC Set"

The coin was also issued at the ANDA Shows in Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide with relevant  (P), (B), (M), (S) & (A) Counterstamps. ((M) & (S) Shown here.


A Fine Silver (.999) version with a "C" Mintmark was also released in a capsule inside a plush black box with numbered certificate. A 1/10oz 99.99 Proof Gold version was also available.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2011 (A) 5,002 Adelaide Counterstamp (ANDA Show)
2011 (B) 5,000 Brisbane Counterstamp (ANDA Show)
2011 (M) 4,997 Melbourne Counterstamp (ANDA Show)
2011 (P) 5,100 Perth Counterstamp (ANDA Show)
2011 (S) 5,000 Sydney Counterstamp (ANDA Show)
2011 [A] 14,998 Adelaide Privymark (ADHP Four Coin set)
2011 [B] 24,996 Brisbane Privymark (CBMS Four Coin Set)
2011 [D] 14,998 Darwin Privymark (ADHP Four Coin set)
2011 [H] 14,998 Hobart Privymark (ADHP Four Coin set)
2011 [M] 24,996 Melbourne Privymark (CBMS Four Coin Set)
2011 [P] 14,998 Perth Privymark (ADHP Four Coin set)
2011 [S] 24,996 Sydney Privymark (CBMS Four Coin Set)
2011 C 24,996 Canberra Mintmark (CBMS Four Coin Set)
2011 C Canberra Mintmark (Gallery Press) Mintage unknown

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