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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - XVIII Commonwealth Games

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - XVIII Commonwealth Games) -  obverse 1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - XVIII Commonwealth Games) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2006
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.68 USD
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 9 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 804
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

XVIII Commonwealth Games Melbourne

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
IRB
AUSTRALIA 2006

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

Participant Atheletes Running and Jumping

Lettering:
XVIII COMMONWEALTH GAMES
M MELBOURNE
2006 1 DOLLAR

Engraver: Tony Dean

Tony Dean, is a medal maker and coin designer. A designer, engraver and sculptor of custom designed medals, plaques and coins, he worked with both the Royal Australian Mint and the Perth Mint.

Edge

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

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - XVIII Commonwealth Games)

© Mike Bentley

Comments

2006 saw Melbourne, Australia, host the XVIIIth Commonwealth Games in which 71 countries participated in 247 events including aquatics, cycling, gymnastics and shooting. The event was officially opened by her majesty Queen Elizabeth II on 15th March 2006. The RAM released this NCLT coin in a coincard to celebrate the event. The coin was actually minted at the RAM in Canberra despite the "M" mintmark on the coin.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2006 M 58,505 UNC in Coincard

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