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2 Dollars - Elizabeth II Australian Kookaburra

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Years 1997-1998
Value 2 Dollars
2.00 AUD = 1.36 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 62.207 g
Diameter 50 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 363
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

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
RDM
· 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

Kookaburra on fence. Privy mark, featuring overlapping reverse and obverse design of the St George sovereign minted in 1871.

Lettering:
THE AUSTRALIAN KOOKABURRA 2 OZ. 999 SILVER
· 1998 ·

Edge

Reeded

Comments

1997 coins are Proof design. 1998 coins are Specimen/Bullion coins of the same design.
The 1997 coins with privy marks celebrate the 60th anniversary of the pre-decimal pattern coins, Penny and Florin (two shillings).
The 1998 coins with privy marks, the Shield privy shows the obverse and reverse of the gold Queen Victoria Shield reverse sovereign struck between 1871 and 1887. Issued at the ANDA Fair in Brisbane on June 12-14 1998.  The St George privy shows the obverse and reverse of the gold St George sovereign struck throughout the reign of three monarchs from 1871 to 1931. Issued at the ANDA Coin, Note and Stamp fair in Adelaide from August 14-16 1998.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1997  650 Proof
1997  2,000 Proof 1937 Florin privy
1997  2,000 Proof 1937 Penny privy
1997  450 Proof in Four-coin set (Kilo Collection)
1997  300 Proof in Three-coin set (Ten Ounce Collection)
1997  650 Proof in Two-coin set (Two Ounce Collection)
1998  21,184 UNC Bullion
1998  UNC Bullion in Four-coin set (Kilo Collection)
1998  1,500 UNC Shield sovereign on golden insert
1998  1,500 UNC St George sovereign minted in 1871 on golden insert

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