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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Australian Lighthouse Aid to Navigation

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Australian Lighthouse Aid to Navigation) -  obverse1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Australian Lighthouse Aid to Navigation) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2015
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.68 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 9 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Australian Lighthouse Aid to Navigation

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2015
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 a Lighthouse atop a rocky headland shining a beam of light in all directions to warn shipping of danger

Lettering: 1 DOLLAR

Edge

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

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Australian Lighthouse Aid to Navigation) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Comments

This Aluminium-bronze $1 NCLT coin was released by the RAM in a large sized coincard.


It was also released by Australia Post in a limited edition PNC.


This commemorative coin recognises those who devoted their lives to manning and maintaining lighthouses in Australia and celebrates their contribution to a century of aids to navigation. When the Commonwealth of Australia officially accepted responsibility for all landfall and coastal lights around Australia, it comprised of 167 lighthouses, 103 of which were manned. Since 1991, the function of maritime aids to navigation has been the responsibility of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2015  30,000 100% UNC in Coincard
2015  9,000 5% UNC in PNC

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