1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - 150th anniversary of the Burke & Wills Expedition
1.00 AUD = 0.68 USD
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Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
150th anniversary of the Burke & Wills Expedition
4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara
Lettering: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2010
King, the sole survivor of the expedition, sitting under the "Dig Tree.
Lettering: 150th ANNIVERSARY BURKE & WILLS EXPEDITION
7 shorter smooth segments between 7 reeded segments (11 grooves each)
© Mike Bentley
This NCLT Aluminium-bronze $1 coin was issued by the RAM in two separate Two Coin Sets. The other coin in the Two Coin Set was a 20 cent coin (KM# 1430). The $1 was designed by RAM designer Wojciech Pietranik.
This was the UNC Set.
This was the Proof Set.
In 1860 the South Australian government offered a prize to whoever could traverse the Australian continent from south to north first. Explorers Burke & Wills set out to claim the prize. They led a 19 man expedition but only one man survived. This dollar coin depicts explorer King, the weary sole survivor resting under the "Dig Tree" at Coopers Creek in southwest Queensland. It also shows camel tracks depicting their route south to north and footprints symbolic of the assistance given by the Aboriginals to King prior to his return
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|2010||40,000||UNC in 2 Coin Set|
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