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1 Dollar -Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Masterpieces in Silver - Wombat

1 Dollar -Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Masterpieces in Silver - Wombat) -  obverse1 Dollar -Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Masterpieces in Silver - Wombat) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2004
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.72 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 11.66 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 2.8 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

Wombat in typical pose, Denomination superimposed

Lettering: 1 DOLLAR

Edge

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

1 Dollar -Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Masterpieces in Silver - Wombat) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

Royal Australian Mint, Canberra, Australia (1965-date)

Comments

This Fine Silver (.999) Proof NCLT coin was released as Coin #3, part of the 2004 "Masterpieces in Silver" set.  This set recognises 20 Years of the Australian Dollar coin since 1984.

The design of this coin is one that was trialed on a pattern coin that was proposed for the Australian Dollar coin but was not used in favour of the famous iconic MOR (Mob of Roos), Five Bounding Kangaroos design.

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

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