Menu

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II Unlikely Heroes - Shake the Kangaroo

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (Unlikely Heroes - Shake the Kangaroo) -  obverse 1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (Unlikely Heroes - Shake the Kangaroo) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2015
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.68 USD
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 9 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Unlikely Heroes Great and Small Series

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2015
IRB
1 DOLLAR

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 the Shake the Kangaroo set against a coloured background of the Pyramids of Egypt

Edge

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

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (Unlikely Heroes - Shake the Kangaroo)

© Mike Bentley

Comments

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 depicts "Shake" the Kangaroo who became the star of a photograph in which he was shaking hands with an Australian soldier near the Egyptian pyramids. This was a powerful image of battlers connecting with home, and due to the handshake the kangaroo earned the nickname "Shake".

See also

Manage my collection

To manage your collection, please log in.


Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2015  30,000 UNC in Coincard

Get this coin

No member from this site currently wants to exchange this coin.

Numista Rarity index: 87 Search tips
This index is based on the data of Numista members collections. It ranges from 0 to 100, 0 meaning a very common coin and 100 meaning a rare coin among Numista members.

» Buy coins from Australia

Contribute to the catalog

Modify or add information about this coin
Match coins from past online sales
1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (Unlikely Heroes - Shake the Kangaroo)