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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II Landcare Australia Silver Proof

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (Landcare Australia) Silver Proof -  obverse 1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (Landcare Australia) Silver Proof -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1993
Value 1 Dollar
AUD = 0.68 USD
Composition Silver (.925)
Weight 11.49 g
Diameter 25.12 mm
Thickness 2.8 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 208a
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

Landcare Act

Obverse

3rd portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the King George IV State Diadem

Lettering: Elizabeth II Australia 1993

Engraver: Raphael David Maklouf

Raphael David Maklouf is a sculptor, best known for designing the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II used on the coins of many Commonwealth nations. Maklouf was born in Jerusalem emigrating with his family to the United Kingdom after the Second World War. He attended the Camberwell School of Art until 1958, afterward becoming an academic lecturer for ten years. He was made an Associate of the Royal Society of British Sculptors in 1979. Raphael Maklouf was born to a Jewish family. His father is Samuel Maklouf, born in Safed, Raphael Makouf's mother is Leonie Maklouf.

Reverse

Depiction of a tree on the left formed from undulating bands to signify water. To the right the Landcare Australia logo of clasping hands forming a map of Australia.

Lettering:
G
Landcare
Australia
1 Dollar

Engraver: Vladimir Gottwald

Vladimir Gottwald was a member of the Royal Australian Mint's Design and Engraving Section. His portrait, designed following the British Royal Mint's invitation for a new effigy in 1996, was among the three designs submitted to Her Majesty for approval. Although Rank-Broadley's design was eventually chosen, Gottwald's design was approved for a once only use to commemorate the Royal Visit in 2000.

Edge

Mintage 20,000 - Alternating smooth and reeded segments
Mintage 5,000 - Fully reeded/milled

Translation: Both types of Edge Shown here.

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (Landcare Australia) Silver Proof

© Mike Bentley

Comments

This Silver (.925) Proof Landcare coin was released in two different versions as seen here.
The general proof cased version had a mintage of 20,000 and had the normal interrupted edge reeding.



A different longbox cased version, mintage 5,000, was released at the 1993 Brisbane ANDA Show that had full edge reeding/milling.



In an effort to promote care of the environment and natural resources the Australian government initiated the Landcare program. In 1993 in support of this initiative the RAM released the Landcare commemorative dollar. Initially intended as a collector only coin a shortage of dollar coins in circulation resulted in the RAM using the Landcare dollar dies, (minus a mintmark), minting nearly 20 million of the aluminium-bronze coins for release into circulation.

The aluminium-bronze coin version of the coin was also included in the annual Uncirculated Set and Proof Set.
It was also issued in the very first Baby Uncirculated Mint Set.
The coin was also released with a "C" mintmark at the Public Press in Canberra, and "M" & "S" Mintmarks on a mobile press at Royal Shows in Melbourne & Sydney.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1993  5,000 Cased Proof Full Edge Reeding
1993  20,000 Cased Proof Interrupted Reeding

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