1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Sacred Kingfisher

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

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2011
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.77 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 ↑↑
References KM# 1644
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 - Sacred Kingfisher

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 Sacred Kingfisher on branch
Frosted background

Lettering: 1 Dollar

Engraver: Caitlyn Goodall

Edge

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

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Sacred Kingfisher) -  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 Kingfisher is honoured annually at a festival in Victoria which celebrates the return of the species to a community environment park which was a rubbish tip.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2011  23,995 UNC in Coincard

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