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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 50th Anniversary of Decimal Currency

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (50th Anniversary of Decimal Currency) -  obverse 1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (50th Anniversary of Decimal Currency) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2016
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

50th Anniversary of Decimal Currency

Obverse

Small Version of the 4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara,
Reproduction of 1 Florin Coin with Australian Coat of arms

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2016
FIFTY YEARS
AUSTRALIA (Within the Florin)

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

"Mob of Roos" 5 kangaroos, denomination superimposed

Lettering: 1 DOLLAR

Engraver: Stuart Devlin

Stuart Leslie Devlin, AO, CMG is a significant contemporary gold and silversmith. Australian-born, he has designed coins for countries around the world, and became especially well known as London-based designer of gold and silver collector's items in the 1970s and 80s.

Edge

Interrupted Reeding

Comments

This coin was released as part of the RAM 2016 Mint and Proof Sets and commemorates the Changeover 50 years ago to decimal currency in Australia. It is unusual in that the Reverse of the coin is the same as a standard definitive 1 Dollar coin. The Obverse of the coin has a miniature Ian Rank-Broadly Queens Head and a representation of an Australian Florin coin (2 Shillings) as issued between 1953 to 1964. This coin has been released as a circulation coin in 2016 alongside the normal definitive version.

A coin with a (C) Counterstamp was also released as part of the "Enlightenment" celebration in Canberra.

Folder distributed by the Royal Australian Mint for the circulating coins:


Location of the (C) Counterstamp on the Enlightenment issue coin:

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2016  560,000 4.14 Circulating
2016  Circulating; Sealed Mint Bag
2016  100,000 In Mint Set
2016  20,852 Proof
2016 (C) 5,000 (C) Counterstamp Enlighten Issue

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