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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II Waltzing Matilda

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (Waltzing Matilda) -  obverse 1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (Waltzing Matilda) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2004
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.68 USD
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 11.66 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
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

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 image of the Jolly Swagman from the song Waltzing Matilda, replete with a swag and walking stick, dressed roughly.

Lettering:
1 Dollar
Waltzing Matilda
1895-1995
A.B. "Banjo" Paterson

Engraver: Vladimir Gottwald

Vladimir Gottwald was a member of the Royal Australian Mint's Design and Engraving Section. His portrait, designed following the British Royal Mint's invitation for a new effigy in 1996, was among the three designs submitted to Her Majesty for approval. Although Rank-Broadley's design was eventually chosen, Gottwald's design was approved for a once only use to commemorate the Royal Visit in 2000.

Edge

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

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (Waltzing Matilda)

© Mike Bentley

Comments

This Fine Silver (.999) Proof NCLT coin was released as Coin #4, part of the 2004 "Masterpieces in Silver" set
This set is recognising 20 Years of the Australian Dollar coin. This coin is a remake of the 1995  coin that celebrated the Centenary of Banjo Paterson's song "Waltzing Matilda".

 An Aluminium-bronze and two slightly different Sterling Silver versions of the coin were released in 1995.
 This coin has the Fourth Effigy of Queen Elizabeth instead of the Third Effigy used on the 1995 versions.

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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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