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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Scouting

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Scouting) -  obverse1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Scouting) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2008
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.62 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 9 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 1039,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 1147
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Commemorative issue

Centenary of Scouting

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2008
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 the Australian spirit flame, the Australian Scout symbol which resembles the international Scouting symbol, the fleur-de-lis, incorporating the Southern Cross.

Lettering:
CENTENARY OF SCOUTING
1908 2008
SCOUTS
AUSTRALIA
CG
1 DOLLAR

Translation: https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces17486.html

Engraver: Caitlin Goodall

Edge

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

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Scouting) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

Royal Australian Mint, Canberra, Australia

Comments

February 2008 saw the RAM launch of a new coin design that was entered into circulation, the Centenary of Scouting $1. This coin marks 100 years of the Scouting movement worldwide. 500 UNC Coins were issued at the Launch Function.
 
10,000 RAM Mint Rolls of 20 coins were released to coin collectors (Total coins 200,000)


Two years later a Girl Guides Centenary coin was also issued. - See link below.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2008  17,157,000 1.17 1.17 1.24 1.24 2.09 3.04 100% Circulation
2008  200,000 0.2% UNC in Roll of 20
2008  500 0.2% VIP Issue at Launch Function

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