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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II Imperial Test Dollar

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (Imperial Test Dollar) -  obverse 1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (Imperial Test Dollar) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2004
Value 1 Dollar
AUD = 0.68 USD
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 5.6 g
Diameter 21.4 mm
Thickness 2.1 mm
Shape Equilateral curved heptagon
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

20th Anniversary of the Australian Dollar Coin

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2004
IRB
ONE 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

Imperial Lion rampant, facing left, holding a pair of manual stampers

Lettering: TESTING R. AUST. MINT

Edge

Smooth

Comments

This Fine Silver (.999) Proof NCLT coin was released as Coin #1, part of the 2004 "Masterpieces in Silver" set
This set recognised 20 Years of the Australian Dollar coin since 1984.

Trial strikes from the 1970s/1980s of this coin in base metal do exist, with the reverse identical as here, However it had the Obverse of the young Queen on the actual trial strike.
This is a remake of the original coin in Fine Silver with the IRB fourth effigy.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2004  8,250 Proof in Masterpieces in Silver Set

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