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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Convict Token - When This you See, Remember Me

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2016
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.72 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Copper (Antiqued)
Weight 14.3 g
Diameter 33.04 mm
Thickness 2.8 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Honouring Convict Love Tokens

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2016
1 DOLLAR
IRB

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

Convict Love Token scribblings

Edge

Smooth

Mint

Royal Australian Mint, Canberra, Australia (1965-date)

Comments

In a tribute to the acts of love and early coin-making feats of our convict ancestors, these specially minted coins honour love tokens. Many transported convicts made these as a final heartfelt link between them and their loved ones, and they often served as treasured mementos. This set will be a popular item for coin collectors and history enthusiast.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2016  30,000 UNC Antique Finish

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