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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th portrait - 200 Years of Postal Services in Australia

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th portrait - 200 Years of Postal Services in Australia) -  obverse 1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th portrait - 200 Years of Postal Services in Australia) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2009
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 ↑↑

Commemorative issue

200 Years of Australia Post

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2009

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

Picture of an antique Mailing Box below value.

Lettering:
ONE DOLLAR
200 YEARS OF POSTAL SERVICES IN AUSTRALIA

Edge

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

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th portrait - 200 Years of Postal Services in Australia)

© Mike Bentley

Comments

This 2009 NCLT one dollar coin was struck by the RAM and issued in a PNC by Australia Post.



The RAM also issued a two coin set which features a Fine Silver (.999) Proof $5 coin depicting Isaac Nichols' residence.


    

The Year 2009 celebrated 200 years of the Australian postal service delivering letters and parcels to their destinations Australia wide. Australia's first Postmaster, Isaac Nichols, took charge of packages arriving by ship at Sydney wharves working from his home in Sydney to deliver the mail. It wasn't until the postal act of 1825 that the NSW Governor fixed postage prices appointing post masters outside Sydney allowing for a more organised postal service. Now, there are more than 16,000 post boxes on streets throughout Australia.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2009  32,000 6.80 PNC Issue
2009  300 PNC Melbourne Stamp Show
2009  7,200 UNC in 2 Coin Set

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