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2 Dollars - Elizabeth II Australian Kookaburra

2 Dollars - Elizabeth II (Australian Kookaburra) -  obverse 2 Dollars - Elizabeth II (Australian Kookaburra) -  reverse

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1998
Value 2 Dollars
AUD = 1.36 USD
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 62.207 g
Diameter 50 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Australian Kookaburra Bullion Coin Series

Obverse

3rd portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the King George IV State Diadem

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA
2 DOLLARS

Engraver: Raphael David Maklouf

Raphael David Maklouf is a sculptor, best known for designing the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II used on the coins of many Commonwealth nations. Maklouf was born in Jerusalem emigrating with his family to the United Kingdom after the Second World War. He attended the Camberwell School of Art until 1958, afterward becoming an academic lecturer for ten years. He was made an Associate of the Royal Society of British Sculptors in 1979. Raphael Maklouf was born to a Jewish family. His father is Samuel Maklouf, born in Safed, Raphael Makouf's mother is Leonie Maklouf.

Reverse

Aduld and chick kookaburras on branch left. Privy mark, featuring overlapping reverse and obverse design of the Jubilee sovereign minted in 1887.”

Lettering:
THE AUSTRALIAN KOOKABURRA 2 OZ. 999 SILVER
1998

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1998  1,500 Proof with Jubilee sovereign minted in 1887 on golden insert

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