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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Flying Fox

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Flying Fox) -  obverse 1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Flying Fox) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2011
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.69 USD
Composition Aluminium-bronze (Pad Printed)
Weight 9 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 1647
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

Air Series - Flying Fox

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: Grey-headed Flying Fox in flight
Uncoloured: several leafed branches
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 - Flying Fox)

© Mike Bentley

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.


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


Compressed pieces of fruit underneath a tree are a dead giveaway that a Flying-Fox has been feeding there. They squeeze out the juice by squashing the fruit in their mouths, then spit out the remains.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2011  250 Mini PNC Issue
2011  17,950 UNC in Coincard

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