1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Inspirational Australians - Sir Douglas Mawson

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Inspirational Australians - Sir Douglas Mawson) -  obverse1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Inspirational Australians - Sir Douglas Mawson) -  reverse

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Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2012
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.75 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 9 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 73007
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References KM# 1861
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

Inspirational Australians - Sir Douglas Mawson


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.


Image of Sir Douglas Mawson in front of a map of the Antarctic Territory


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.


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

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Inspirational Australians - Sir Douglas Mawson) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley


Royal Australian Mint, Canberra, Australia (1965-date)


In 2008 the Royal Australian Mint introduced a new series of NCLT one dollar coins dedicated to Inspirational Australians. The fifth coin released and dated 2012 was issued in an unusual shaped Coincard.

This fifth coin recognises and honours Sir Douglas Mawson. Mawson is well known for pioneering Antarctic exploration as he led the Australasian Antarctic expedition in 1911, which was the first major scientific and geological study of this continent. This was the most famous undertaking by the explorer, scientist, geologist and university professor in a life dedicated to science.

The coin was also the only coin in the Inspirational Australian's series to be released in a PNC by Australia Post.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2012  19 980 6.58 48% PNC Issue
2012  24 951 66% UNC in Coincard

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