1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Citizenship

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

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Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2009
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.69 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# 1087
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

60th Anniversary of Australian Citizenship


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


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.


A central globe of the world surrounded by a 7 pointed star, in between the points of the star are 7 heads of various people representing citizenship.


Engraver: Wojciech Pietranik

Wojciech Pietranik, born 25 March 1950, is a Polish artist and sculptor best known for his design work for coins and medals.


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

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

© Mike Bentley


2009 marked the 60th Anniversary since the enactment of the Australian Citizenship Act of 1948. This NCLT coin released by the RAM was issued to commemorate this event. The coin was issued in Coincards either Green or Blue in colour. The coin was issued with [B], [M] & [S] Privymarks and a "C" Mintmark.

The reverse featured the heads of seven new Australian Citizens (each representing an Australian state) from Czechoslovakia, Denmark, France, Greece, Norway, Spain and Yugoslavia who became Australian citizens in the first-ever Australian citizenship ceremony held in Canberra, the nations capital in 1949. Their heads are shown resting in the grooves of the federation star, the star symbolically depicts their raised hands and their new Australian pride is shown on their faces. This central design is surrounded by an Australian map cut into squares for each state.  

A Fine Silver Proof (.999) version of the coin with a "C" mintmark was released in a capsule in a plush box.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2009 [B] 1,493 Brisbane Privymark (Brisbane ANDA Show)
2009 [B] 34,354 Brisbane Privymark (General Sale)
2009 [M] 36,763 Melbourne Privymark (General Sale)
2009 [S] 38,202 Sydney Privymark (General Sale)
2009 C 1,493 Canberra Mintmark (Brisbane ANDA Show)
2009 C 67,896 5.90 Canberra Mintmark (Gallery Press)
2009 C 86,207 Canberra Mintmark (General Sale)

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