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

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Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2005
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.78 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
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

Living Icons of Australia & New Zealand


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


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.


Indigenous image of Kangaroo surrounded by Aboriginal patterns.

Lettering: CRC

Engraver: Charmaine Cole



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

© Mike Bentley


Perth Mint, Australia


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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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2005  6,000 13% UNC in Coincard Perth Mint
2005  16,547 93% Unc in Dual Coincard with NZ Coin

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