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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - G for George

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - G for George) -  obverse1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - G for George) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2014
Value 1 Dollar
1 AUD = 0.69 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 9 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

G for George

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2014
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 front-on representation of a Lancaster bomber against a background showing stylised bomb silhouettes. All enclosed by a circular frame that represents the dial of a compass

Lettering:
G for GEORGE
AS
FROM 1942 TO 1944
MISSIONS 90
ONE DOLLAR

Engraver: Aleksandra Stokic

Aleksandra Stokic born in Kučevo (Serbia) is a senior coin sculptor and coin designer at the Royal Australian Mint since 2011. She is known for the Centenary of Canberra and Australian Mining designs.

Edge

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

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - G for George) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Comments

This NCLT Aluminium-bronze $1 coin was issued by the RAM in a large coin card. It is commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the retirement from active service of "G for George" which is a historic Australian war plane that can be found on display at the War Memorial in Canberra. It is a four engined Avro Lancaster bomber.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2014  30,000 UNC in Coincard

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