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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 40th Anniversary of the Sydney Opera House

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (40th Anniversary of the Sydney Opera House) -  obverse 1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (40th Anniversary of the Sydney Opera House) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2013
Value 1 Dollar
AUD = 0.68 USD
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 9 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 2149
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

40th Anniversary of the Sydney Opera House

Obverse

4th Portrait Queen Elizabeth II

Lettering: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2013

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

Depiction of the Sydney Opera House as seen from Sydney Harbour.
Underneath is the UNESCO Logo

Lettering:
1 DOLLAR
40th Anniversary of
Sydney
Opera House
UNESCO

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

Interrupted Reeding

Comments

In October 2013 on the 40th birthday of the Opera House the historic significance of the building is celebrated with a special commemorative one dollar coin struck by the Royal Australian Mint, the reverse design with those iconic vaulted sails by the Mints' own Aleksandra Stokic. Each coin is struck in uncirculated quality on an aluminium bronze 9 gram planchet.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2013  15,000

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