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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Peace - End World War II

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Peace - End World War II) -  obverse 1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Peace - End World War II) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2005
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.69 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 9 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 747,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 842
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Commemorative issue

60th Anniversary of World War II - Peace

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2005
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

Joyous man dancing with hat

Lettering:
WORLD WAR 1939-1945 PEACE
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 - Peace - End World War II)

© Mike Bentley

Comments

The 2005 Peace $1 coin shown above was released by the RAM into general circulation. It commemorates the 60th Anniversary of World War II and invites us to remember the sacrifices made by our troops in those times.

On the 14th August 1945 Japan accepted the allied demands for surrender marking the end of World War II. The following day it was announced in Australia sparking feelings of joy and relief from all Australians. VP Day (Victory in the Pacific day) was reported in all the papers and the Australian government gazetted it a public holiday. USA and New Zealand preferred the term VJ Day (Victory over Japan Day) and named it as such. On VP day August 15th 1945 the celebrations were rife. In the streets of Sydney a man was caught on motion picture film dancing in celebration. This film and the "dancing man" has taken on iconic status in symbolising the victory of WW II.
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The RAM also released other similar themed issues during the year, a 50 cent coin for Remembrance and a 20 cent Coming Home coin, all fitting accompaniments to this issue.

All three coins were also included in the 2005 Proof & Baby Koala Proof Sets.


They were also included in the 2005 Uncirculated and Baby Koala Uncirculated Sets.


They were also included in the 2005 Wedding Specimen Set.
 

All three of the above mentioned coins were also issued in the 2005 Fine Silver (.999) Proof Set

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2005  10,607,000 1.73 1.12 1.12 3.35 Circulation
2005  12,884 Proof Koala Baby Set
2005  33,520 Proof Year Set
2005  3,627 Specimen Wedding Set
2005  28,853 UNC Koala Baby Set
2005  71,546 UNC Year Set

Values in the table above are expressed in USD. They are based on evaluations by Numista users and sales realized on Internet platforms. They serve as a measure, but they are not intended to be relied upon for buying, selling or exchanging coins. Numista does not buy or sell coins.

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