1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Unlikely Heroes - Murphy the Donkey
|Queen||Elizabeth II (1952-date)|
1.00 AUD = 0.71 USD
|Composition||Aluminium-bronze (Pad Printed)|
|Orientation||Medal alignment ↑↑|
Unlikely Heroes Great and Small Series
4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara
Depiction of a modern interpretation of an Australian war hero: Murphy the Donkey, surrounded by an artist’s rendition of the landscape of war in colour print
7 shorter smooth segments between 7 reeded segments (11 grooves each)
© Mike Bentley
MintRoyal Australian Mint, Canberra, Australia (1965-date)
This NCLT Aluminium-bronze $1 colourised coin was released in a coincard by the RAM in 2015 as part of a six coin series of ANZAC themed Animals at War coins.
It was also issued in a PNC by Australia Post and in individually numbered PNC packaging at the two fairs mentioned in the Mintage box.
Murphy the Donkey is famous for his work with Private John Simpson Kirkpatrick, a stretcher-bearer with the 3rd Australian Field Ambulance. He put Murphy to use on the Anzac positions on Gallipoli. Together they brought wounded soldiers down rough tracks under enemy fire to receive treatment.
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|2015||30,000||11.07||86%||UNC in Coincard|
|2015||10,805||23%||UNC in PNC (Australia Post)|
|2015||100||0%||UNC in PNC ANDA Melbourne Show|
|2015||150||0%||UNC in PNC Canberra Philatelic Fair|
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