1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Kookaburra

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

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2011
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# 42987
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References KM# 1618
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

Air Series - Kookaburra

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

Coloured Kookaburra on branch, frosted finish to background

Lettering: 1 Dollar

Engraver: Caitlin Goodall

Edge

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

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Kookaburra) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

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

Comments

Issued by the RAM in a tall Coincard in 2011 is this NCLT Pad Printed/Colourised Reverse Frosted $1 Aluminium-bronze coin. It is part of the six coin Air Series of coins issued in individual Coincards in 2011.


The Kookaburra's name comes from an old aboriginal language known as Wiradjuri. The word "guuguubarra" was used to describe it's raucus laughter at dawn and dusk, which it uses as a greeting to other birds.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2011  21 889 9.20 UNC in Coincard

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