2 Dollars - Elizabeth II 3rd Portrait - Australian Kookaburra

2 Dollars - Elizabeth II (3rd Portrait - Australian Kookaburra) -  obverse2 Dollars - Elizabeth II (3rd Portrait - Australian Kookaburra) -  reverse

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Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Years 1997-1998
Value 2 Dollars
2.00 AUD = 1.55 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 62.207 g
Diameter 50 mm
Thickness 4 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 93621
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References KM# 363
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

Australian Kookaburra Bullion Coin Series


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


Designer: 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.


Kookaburra on fence. Some coins have Privy Marks which will be on the right side just above the fence. P mint mark is towards the bottom of the large fence post.

2 OZ. 999 SILVER 1997




P Perth Mint, Australia


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).
This is an image of the coin with the Florin Privy.

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.

1998 Perth Coin Fair Coin & Medallion Set
This set has been issued as part of a 4 year series to commemorate each of the Perth Coin Fairs from 1997 to the year 2000. The date and designs on the Kookaburra coin will change each year and the medallion will feature different pre-decimal coins on the reverse side with The Perth Mint seal on the obverse. This year's medallion features overlapping reverse and obverse designs of the 1946 Shilling, with reference to the Coin Fair dates and the mintage. The 1946 Shilling was the only pre-decimal silver coin minted by the Perth Mint. The medallion is also 2 oz of  .999 silver.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1997 P 650 Proof
1997 P 2 000 Proof 1937 Florin privy
1997 P 2 000 Proof 1937 Penny privy
1997 P 450 Proof in Four-coin set (Kilo Collection)
1997 P 300 Proof in Three-coin set (Ten Ounce Collection)
1997 P 650 Proof in Two-coin set (Two Ounce Collection)
1998  750 UNC Coin & Medallion set
1998 P 21 184 UNC Bullion
1998 P UNC Bullion in Four-coin set (Kilo Collection)
1998 P 1 500 UNC Shield sovereign on golden insert
1998 P 1 500 UNC St George sovereign minted in 1871 on golden insert

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