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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Dorothy Wall-Blinky Bill

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Dorothy Wall-Blinky Bill) -  obverse1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Dorothy Wall-Blinky Bill) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Years 2009-2011
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.69 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# 1077
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

Dorothy Wall - Blinky Bill Baby Set

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2009
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

Picture of Dorothy Wall surrounded by 4 Blinky Bill Koala characters

Lettering: DOROTHY WALL ONE DOLLAR BLINKY BILL

Edge

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

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Dorothy Wall-Blinky Bill) -  obverse

Comments

This NCLT "Dorothy Wall" $1 coin was issued by the RAM as part of the six coin Baby Mint Set in 2009, 2010 and 2011. These three sets are the only place this coin can be found. It was not issued in the Baby Proof Sets of the same years.



Dorothy Wall was a New Zealand-born author and illustrator of children's fiction books. She is most famous for creating Blinky Bill, an anthropomorphic koala who was the central character in her books Blinky Bill: the Quaint Little Australian (1933), Blinky Bill Grows Up (1934) and Blinky Bill and Nutsy (1937).

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2009  34,176 UNC Blinky Bill Baby Set
2010  33,131 UNC Blinky Bill Baby Set
2011  27,168 UNC Blinky Bill Baby Set

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