500 Dollars - Elizabeth II 3rd Portrait - Koala - Platinum

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Years 1991-1992
Value 500 Dollars
500.00 AUD = 388 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Platinum (.999)
Weight 62.214 g
Diameter 40.6 mm
Thickness 4 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 61475
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References KM# 157
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

Koala

Series: Platinum Issues

Obverse

3rd portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the King George IV State Diadem

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA
500 DOLLARS
RDM

Designer: Raphael David Maklouf

Raphael David Maklouf is a sculptor, best known for designing the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II used on the coins of many Commonwealth nations. Maklouf was born in Jerusalem emigrating with his family to the United Kingdom after the Second World War. He attended the Camberwell School of Art until 1958, afterward becoming an academic lecturer for ten years. He was made an Associate of the Royal Society of British Sculptors in 1979. Raphael Maklouf was born to a Jewish family. His father is Samuel Maklouf, born in Safed, Raphael Makouf's mother is Leonie Maklouf.

Reverse

Koala clinging to a gum tree limb

Lettering:
THE AUSTRALIAN KOALA
2 oz. 9995 PLATINUM
JB 1991 P

Designer: James Brown

Edge

Reeded

Mint

Perth Mint, Australia

Comments

Issued in 1991 as a Proof Coin.
Issued in 1992 as an UNC Coin.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1991  201 Proof
1992  UNC - (Mintage Unknown)

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