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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - A Voyage to Terra Australis

1 Dollar  - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - A Voyage to Terra Australis) -  obverse1 Dollar  - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - A Voyage to Terra Australis) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2014
Value 1 Dollar
1 AUD = 0.68 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 9 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 2162
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

A Voyage to Terra Australis

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2014
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

Image of Australia with Matthew Flinders ship sailing around it. With compass surrounding.

Lettering:
A VOYAGE TO TERRA AUSTRALIS
1 DOLLAR
1814-2014

Translation: "Terra Australis" .. Translation is "Southern Land"

Edge

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

1 Dollar  - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - A Voyage to Terra Australis) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Comments

This Aluminium-bronze NCLT coin commemorates the 200th anniversary of the publication of Matthew Flinders’ journal ‘A Voyage to Terra Australis.’  his journal recounts a time when Australia was a vast unknown land for European settlers.

It was Issued in a four coin carded set by the RAM with "C" Mintmark &  [B], [M] & [S] privymarks.
  
    
Also released separately in a coincard at the Brisbane (B), Melbourne (M), Sydney (S) & Perth (P) ANDA shows with corresponding Counterstamps.

Also available with coincard at the RAM "Mint your own coin press" at the Royal Australian Mint Public Gallery in Canberra with a "C" mintmark.


A Fine Silver (.999) Mintmarked "C" Proof version was also released in a capsule in a plush box with limited edition certificate.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2014 (B) 8,360 18% Brisbane Counterstamp (ANDA Show)
2014 (M) 3,926 16% Melbourne Counterstamp (ANDA Show)
2014 (P) 3,052 8% Perth Counterstamp (ANDA Show)
2014 (S) 8,571 13% Sydney Counterstamp (ANDA & Sydney Royal Shows)
2014 [B] 11,738 21% Brisbane Privymark (Four Coin CBMS Set)
2014 [M] 11,738 21% Melbourne Privymark (Four Coin CBMS Set)
2014 [S] 11,738 32% Sydney Privymark (Four Coin CBMS Set)
2014 C 11,738 55% Canberra Mintmark (Four Coin CBMS Set)
2014 C 52,473 21% Canberra Mintmark (Gallery Press)

Frequencies show the percentage of Numista users who own each year or variety among all the users who own this coin. Since some users own several versions, the sum may be greater than 100%.

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