1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Crimson Rosella

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

© Mike Bentley


Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Years 2009-2011
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# 42988
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References KM# 1617
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 - Crimson Rosella


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


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.


Coloured Crimson Rosella on a frosted background

Lettering: 1 Dollar

Engraver: Caitlyn Goodall


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

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Crimson Rosella) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley


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


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.

This coin was also released in a very limited edition Mini PNC by Australia Post. (Only 250 issued)

Re the 2009 Rarity - Excessively rare and Unique in Private Hands. Never originally released in 2009! While production run of this coin was done, the issue was not released and production run destroyed. The coin was not intended to be sold to the public, but it was by accident! For full background information see The Australian Coin & Banknote Magazine Volume 19 Number 1 FEBRUARY 2016 pages 8 & 9. With official certificate and original storage wallet. Ex. Downies Australian Coin Auction, Sale 319A, Lot 563. PCGS Cert. No. 33321700

Not all Crimson Rosellas are red - some are mostly yellow and some are mostly orange. If a red Crimson Rosella mates with a less common yellow Crimson Rosella, they will produce orange chicks.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2009  0% UNC - Extremely Rare
2011  25 163 9.73 100% UNC in Coincard
2011  250 0% UNC Mini PNC Issue

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