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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Major Mitchell Cockatoo

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Major Mitchell Cockatoo) -  obverse1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Major Mitchell Cockatoo) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2011
Value 1 Dollar
1 AUD = 0.72 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Aluminium-bronze (Pad Printed)
Weight 9 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
References KM# 1643
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Michael, Thomas & Tracy L. Schmidt; 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Michael, Thomas (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.

Commemorative issue

Air Series - Major Mitchell Cockatoo

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: Major Mitchell Cockatoo on stump
Uncoloured: branch of leaves
Background: frosted

Lettering: 1 Dollar

Engraver: Caitlyn Goodall

Edge

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

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Major Mitchell Cockatoo) -  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.


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


This Cockatoo is named after Sir Thomas Mitchell, who was Surveyor-General of NSW in the 19th Century. It is also known as a "Pink Cockatoo".

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2011  28,445 100% UNC in Coincard
2011  250 0% UNC Mini PNC Issue

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