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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th portrait - Inspirational Australians - Steve Irwin

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th portrait - Inspirational Australians - Steve Irwin) -  obverse 1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th portrait - Inspirational Australians - Steve Irwin) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2009
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.68 USD
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 9 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 1429
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

Inspirational Australians: Steve Irwin

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2009
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 Steve Irwin surrounded by Galapagos Turtle, Carpet Python Snake, Saltwater Crocodile and Koala.

Lettering:
INSPIRATIONAL AUSTRALIANS: CONSERVATION
1 DOLLAR
STEVE IRWIN 1962-2006

Engraver: Caitlin Goodall

Edge

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

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th portrait - Inspirational Australians - Steve Irwin)

© Mike Bentley

Comments

In 2008 the Royal Australian Mint introduced a new series of NCLT one dollar coins dedicated to Inspirational Australians. The second coin released and dated 2009 was issued in an unusual shaped Coincard.



This second coin recognises and honours Steve Irwin. With his unconventional style and undeniable charisma, Steve convinced us to think about wildlife in a new way. His sudden passing in 2006 stunned the world, but his legacy will not be forgotten. His Crocodile Hunter wildlife documentaries, Australia Zoo in Beerwah, Queensland and the establishment of the conservation charity, Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors has made an indelible mark on wildlife conservation that will live on for years to come.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2009  35,058 UNC in coincard

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