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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Sydney Mint Half Sovereign

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2005
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.72 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Gold (.999) plated silver (.999)
Weight 60.46 g
Diameter 50 mm
Thickness 4 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
References KM# 825
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Michael, Thomas & Tracy L. Schmidt; 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Michael, Thomas (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.

Commemorative issue

150th Anniversary of the Sydney Mint

Series: RAM Subscription Silver Proof Issues

Obverse

Small 4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara superimposed above replica of Sydney Mint Sovereign

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA
2005

Translation:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA
VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
1855
2005

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

Replica of Sydney Mint Half Sovereign set between dates 1855 & 2005

Lettering:
1855
SYDNEY MINT
AUSTRALIA
HALF SOVEREIGN
2005
ONE DOLLAR

Engraver: Wojciech Pietranik

Wojciech Pietranik, born 25 March 1950, is a Polish artist and sculptor best known for his design work for coins and medals.

Edge

Reeded

Mint

Royal Australian Mint, Canberra, Australia (1965-date)

Comments

Ninth coin in the RAM Silver Proof  Subscription Series that ran until 2011

Released by the RAM in 2005 to commemorate 150 years since the Half Sovereign was issued by the Sydney Mint. The coin was released in a capsule in a plush case with limited edition certificate.

In keeping with the original coin, the 2005 Subscription coin flips on the horizontal axis (coin orientation).

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2005  11,845 Proof in Case

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