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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - 1882-2007 Ashes

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 1882-2007 Ashes) -  obverse 1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 1882-2007 Ashes) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2007
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.68 USD
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 9 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 808
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

1882-2007 ASHES

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2007
IRB

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

Mock Coat of Arms - Lion on Left, Kangaroo on right of the Ashes Cricket Urn
Crossed Cricket Bats below

Lettering:
ONE DOLLAR
THE ASHES
1882-2007 ASHES

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

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

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 1882-2007 Ashes)

© Mike Bentley

Comments

In 1882 an Australian cricket team beat the English cricket team on the spiritual home of cricket, Lords. This was the first Australian team to beat an English team in England and the next day saw a mock obituary placed in The Sporting Times stating that English cricket had died, and the body would be cremated and the ashes would be taken to Australia. The following year an English cricket team toured Australia in what was dubbed 'the quest to regain The Ashes'. While in Australia the English team was presented with a small ceramic funeral urn that reputedly contained the ashes of a burned cricket bail. This saw the test matches played between England and Australia, now known as 'The Ashes', cemented into the sporting folklore of both countries and the rivalry continues until this very day.

2007 was the 125th anniversary of the birth of The Ashes and the RAM celebrated this with the release of this NCLT coin in a coincard.



 It was also released in a PNC by Australia Post.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2007  8,000 PNC Issue
2007  41,438 5.06 UNC in Coincard

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