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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Convict Token - Gaol Bird

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

Bird with chain around its neck

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.

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

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