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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Volunteers - Colourised Proof

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Volunteers - Colourised Proof) -  obverse 1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Volunteers - Colourised Proof) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2003
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.69 USD
Composition Aluminium-bronze (Pad Printed)
Weight 9 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 690.1, Schön# 728.2
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Commemorative issue

Australia's Volunteers

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2003
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

Stylised spiral roll in pad printed Yellow and Green symbolising the shape of the outline of Australia

Lettering:
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
AUSTRALIA'S
VOLUNTEERS
1 DOLLAR

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 - Volunteers - Colourised Proof)

© Mike Bentley

Comments

The Royal Australian Mint released this aluminium-bronze, pad printed coloured NCLT Proof coin in the 2003 Year Proof Set and Koala Baby Proof Set. This coin was only available in those two sets.



The year 2003 saw the Royal Australian Mint consult with the peak volunteering body, Volunteers Australia to design a set of coins celebrating the contribution of more than 4 million volunteers.

A Copper-nickel 20 cent & 50 cent as well as the Aluminium-bronze $1 coin were designed and minted with words, "Australia's Volunteers : Making a Difference".  All 3 commemorative coins incorporated designs to honour Australia's volunteers. All three coins were released into general circulation and were available in the usual year sets.

A Fine Silver (.999) Proof version of the coin was also released in limited numbers in a capsule inside a plush square case.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2003  14,799 Proof Koala Baby Set
2003  39,090 Proof Year Set

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