1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Inspirational Australians - Fred Hollows

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Inspirational Australians - Fred Hollows) -  obverse1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Inspirational Australians - Fred Hollows) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley


Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2010
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# 1496
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

Inspirational Australians - Fred Hollows


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.


Fred Hollows holding up an intraocular lens

FRED HOLLOWS 1929 - 1993

Engraver: Vladimir Gottwald

Vladimir Gottwald was a member of the Royal Australian Mint's Design and Engraving Section. His portrait, designed following the British Royal Mint's invitation for a new effigy in 1996, was among the three designs submitted to Her Majesty for approval. Although Rank-Broadley's design was eventually chosen, Gottwald's design was approved for a once only use to commemorate the Royal Visit in 2000.


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

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Inspirational Australians - Fred Hollows) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley


In 2008 the Royal Australian Mint introduced a new series of NCLT one dollar coins dedicated to Inspirational Australians. The third coin released and dated 2010 was issued in an unusual shaped Coincard.

This third coin recognises and honours Fred Hollows. The reverse of the coin is inspired by a portrait of Professor Fred Hollows by photographer George Fetting. The reverse design of the coin depicts Hollows holding up an intraocular lens used on an Eritrean cataract patient.

Professor Hollows was a skilled ophthalmologist who migrated to Australia from New Zealand in 1965. He immediately set about improving aboriginal health services. Hollows expanded his reach internationally in developing countries, performing cataract surgery using an implanted intraocular lens, teaching local technicians to do the same. His name lives on in the Fred Hollows Foundation.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2010  32,649 10.22 UNC in Coincard

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