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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 3rd Portrait - 30th Anniversary - Decimal Currency

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (3rd Portrait - 30th Anniversary - Decimal Currency) -  obverse1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (3rd Portrait - 30th Anniversary - Decimal Currency) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1996
Value 1 Dollar
1 AUD = 0.69 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 31.1035 g
Diameter 40 mm
Thickness 2.8 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 326
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

30th Anniversary - Decimal Currency

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1996
RDM

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 in outer rim of circle.
Inner circle containing map of Australia with a Kangaroo Penny superimposed.
Denomination in centre.
From Left to right 50c, 20c, 10c, 2c, 5c, 1c coins

Lettering:
30th ANNIVERSARY DECIMAL CURRENCY
· ROYAL AUSTRALIAN MINT ·
AUSTRALIA PENNY
$1
50 20 10 2 5 1
HH

Engraver: Horst Hahne

Horst Hahne PSM, is an Australian sculptor, medallist and designer. Signature: "HH"

Edge

Reeded

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (3rd Portrait - 30th Anniversary - Decimal Currency) -  obverse

Comments

Released by the RAM to commemorate 30 years of Decimal Currency 1966 - 1996 is this Fine Silver (.999) Proof Coin. It has images of all the decimal coins issued in 1966 plus an old £sd Penny.

It was issued in a capsule in a plush box with a Certificate of Authenticity.
    

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1996  19,927 89.12 Proof in Case

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