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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Bright Bug Series - Red Bull Ant

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Bright Bug Series - Red Bull Ant) -  obverse1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Bright Bug Series - Red Bull Ant) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2014
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.68 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Aluminium-bronze (Pad Printed)
Weight 9 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Bright Bug Series - Bull ant

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2014
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

Depiction of a Red Bull Ant building an underground nest showing the Queen and workers.

Lettering: 1 DOLLAR

Engraver: Aaron Baggio

Aaron Baggio is a designer with the Royal Australian mint.

Edge

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

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Bright Bug Series - Red Bull Ant) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Comments

This reverse frosted Aluminium-bronze NCLT $1 coin is part of the 6 coin "Bright Bugs" Series of pad printed coins issued by the Royal Australian Mint in individual cards. Mintage was capped at 30,000


This coin was also issued in an Australia Post PNC limited to 11,000 copies.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2014  11,000 PNC Issue
2014  30,000 UNC in Coincard

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