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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II Australia's First Mints Silver Proof

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (Australia's First Mints) Silver Proof -  obverse 1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (Australia's First Mints) Silver Proof -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2016
Value 1 Dollar
AUD = 0.68 USD
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 11.66 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 2.8 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Australia's First Mints

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2016
IRB
• 1 DOLLAR •

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

Representation of a Sydney sovereign

Lettering:
ROYAL AUSTRALIAN MINT
C
AUSTRALIA
ONE DOLLAR

Edge

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

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (Australia's First Mints) Silver Proof

© Mike Bentley

Comments

In 2016 the RAM released this NCLT Fine Silver (.999) Proof Coin to Commemorate the First Mints of Australia with the design depicting the original Sydney Gold Sovereign.

The first Mint to open in Australia was the Sydney Mint in 1855.
The second Mint to open in Australia was the Melbourne Mint in 1872.
The third Mint to open in Australia was the Perth Mint in 1899.
The Royal Australian Mint opened in 1965.

The coin was issued in limited numbers in a capsule held within a plush black box with numbered certificate. It has a "C" Mintmark.



The RAM also released an Aluminium-bronze version of this coin in a number of ways :-
In a  Four Coin Set with"C" Mintmark and [M], [P] & [S] Privymarks. (To signify the above 4 Mints)
With "C" Mintmark from the Public Gallery Press at the RAM in Canberra.
With (S) Counterstamp at the Royal Sydney Easter Show.
With (M) Counterstamp at the Royal Melbourne Show.
With (B) Counterstamp at the Brisbane ANDA Show.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2016 C 5,000 Cased Proof

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