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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Indigenous image of Kangaroo

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Indigenous image of Kangaroo) -  obverse1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Indigenous image of Kangaroo) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2005
Value 1 Dollar
1 AUD = 0.68 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 20 g
Diameter 38.74 mm
Thickness 2.55 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 835
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

Living Icons of Australia & New Zealand

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2005
1 DOLLAR
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

Indigenous image of Kangaroo surrounded by Aboriginal patterns.

Lettering: CRC

Engraver: Charmaine Cole

Edge

Milled

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Indigenous image of Kangaroo) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Comments

Released by The Perth Mint and NZ Post this crown sized NCLT coin came as part of a numbered two coin set. Maximum mintage was 20,000 but only 16,547 sets were produced. The other coin is a NCLT New Zealand oversized dollar. Each coin portrays a living icon, instantly recognisable as a symbol of its nation. The Australian coin has the Kangaroo of Australia and the NZ coin has the Rowi (Kiwi) of New Zealand.



The Perth Mint also released the coin separately in a coincard.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2005  6,000 UNC in Coincard Perth Mint
2005  16,547 Unc in Dual Coincard with NZ Coin

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