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500 Dollars - Elizabeth II "Koala" Platinum Bullion Coinage

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1991
Value 500 Dollars
500 AUD = 338 USD
Composition Platinum (.999)
Weight 62.214 g
Shape Round
References KM# 157
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

Koala

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA
RDM
· 500 DOLLARS ·

Engraver: 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

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

Engraver: James Brown

Edge

Reeded

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1991 
1991  250 Proof

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