1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Year of the Surf Lifesaver

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Year of the Surf Lifesaver) -  obverse1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Year of the Surf Lifesaver) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley


Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2007
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.68 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 9 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 828
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

Year of the Surf Lifesaver


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.


Four Lifesavers carrying a person from the surf.

Lettering: Year of the SURF LIFESAVER

Engraver: Tony Dean

Tony Dean, is a medal maker and coin designer. A designer, engraver and sculptor of custom designed medals, plaques and coins, he worked with both the Royal Australian Mint and the Perth Mint.


7 shorter smooth segments between 7 reeded segments (11 grooves each)

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Year of the Surf Lifesaver) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley


The Royal Australian Mint released this NCLT $1 Proof aluminium-bronze coin to commemorate 100 years of the Surf Lifesaving movement in Australia. This coin was only available in the 2007 Proof Year set.

A complementary 20 cent coin that commemorated the same event was also released but it was issued in the UNC Year set, Special WMF UNC Set & an Australia Post PNC, not in the Year Proof Set.

Neither of the coins were issued into circulation.

 A NCLT Silver (.999) proof version of this coin was included in the 2007 Fine Silver Proof Set.

The modern Australian life saving movement began in 1907 when the NSW Surf Bathing Association was founded. Today, generations of Surf Livesavers, both volunteers and paid clubs, watch over our social activities on Australia's beaches keeping the community safe in the water. The surf lifesaver has become a symbol of Australia's identity.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2007  30,516 Proof Year Set

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