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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Australian Wheat Fields of Gold

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Australian Wheat Fields of Gold) -  obverse1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Australian Wheat Fields of Gold) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2012
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.72 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# 1626
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Michael, Thomas & Tracy L. Schmidt; 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Michael, Thomas (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.

Commemorative issue

Australian Wheat - Fields of Gold

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2012
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

A farmer wearing an Akubra hat driving a combine harvester, harvesting a wheat crop.

Lettering:
FIELDS OF GOLD
AUSTRALIAN WHEAT
I DOLLAR
WP

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 - Australian Wheat Fields of Gold) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

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

Comments

This NCLT Aluminium-bronze $1 coin was released by the RAM in two different Two Coin Sets, (UNC & Proof).
The coins were commemorating many years of Wheat production & exporting from Australia to the rest of the world.
The other coin in the set was a Copper-nickel NCLT 20 Cent coin (KM# 1625)
This was the Uncirculated Set.


This was the Proof Set


Fields of golden wheat can be found across the length and breadth of Australia, and throughout its history. Since the early days of settlement when farming wheat played an important role in the self-sufficiency of the nation, the grain has grown to become synonymous with rural Australia, and we export wheat to more than 40 other countries.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2012  7,502 14% Proof 2 Coin Set
2012  20,000 95% UNC 2 Coin Set

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