1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Unlikely Heroes - Horrie the Dog
|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 Horrie the Dog with Army Tents in the coloured background
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. Mintage to be confirmed but capped at 30,000.
This coin celebrates "Horrie" the dog, who had a distinctive bark used to warn the battalion that the enemy was approaching. He was given the service number EX1 and travelled to Greece, Crete, Palestine, and Syria before being smuggled back into Australia after the war.
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|2015||30,000||UNC in Coincard|
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