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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Year of the Outback - Colourised Proof

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Year of the Outback - Colourised Proof) -  obverse 1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Year of the Outback - Colourised Proof) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2002
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.68 USD
Composition Aluminium-bronze (Pad Printed)
Weight 9 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 600.2, Schön# 671.6
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Commemorative issue

Year of the Outback

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2002
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 the shape of Australia in Red and Blue with the Southern Cross Stars superimposed.

Lettering:
ONE DOLLAR
2002
Year of the
Outback

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 - Year of the Outback - Colourised Proof)

© Mike Bentley

Comments

The Royal Australian Mint released this aluminium-bronze, pad printed coloured NCLT Proof coin in the 2002 Year Proof Set and Koala Baby Proof Set. This coin was only available in those two sets.



The 2002 year was designated as the "Year of the Outback" which celebrated that part of Australia that is so internationally famous (but actually lived in by very few Australians). There were more than 7000 celebratory activities held Australia wide during the year.

Non colourised versions were also released by the RAM in the following ways:-
As the only $1 coin issued in 2002 in Australia into general circulation
With (B), (M) & (S) Counterstamps at the relevant ANDA Shows in coincards during the year.
With "C" Mintmark available from the Public Gallery Press at the RAM for a fee of $2.
In the UNC Year Mint Set included as a non-mintmarked coin.
In the Koala Baby Year Set included as non-mintmarked coin.
In the Wedding Year Set included as a non-mintmarked Specimen coin.

In addition a Fine Silver (.999) NCLT Proof version was released in a capsule in a plush square box.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2002  13,996 Proof Koala Baby Set
2002  39,514 34.71 Proof Year Set

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