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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - International Year of Astronomy

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - International Year of Astronomy) -  obverse1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - International Year of Astronomy) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2009
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.71 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# 1076
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Michael, Thomas & Tracy L. Schmidt; 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Michael, Thomas (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.

Commemorative issue

International Year of Astronomy

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 depicting Parkes Radio Telescope

Lettering:
INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF ASTRONOMY 2009
ONE DOLLAR

Engraver: Caitlin Goodall

Edge

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

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - International Year of Astronomy) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

Royal Australian Mint, Canberra, Australia (1965-date)

Comments

This NCLT coin was issued by the RAM in 2009 to celebrate the International Year of Astronomy.
It was issued in two different ways....

As an UNC coin in the Two Coin Astronomy Mint set along with a standard Platypus 20 Cent coin.


As a Proof coin in the 2009 Six Coin Proof set in place of the usual MOR coin.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2009  23,257 55% Proof Year Set
2009  25,114 55% UNC in 2 Coin Set

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