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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II Gaol Bird

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2016
Value 1 Dollar
AUD = 0.68 USD
Composition Copper
Weight 14.30 g
Diameter 33.04 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Honouring Convict Love Tokens

Obverse

Bust of Queen Elizabeth II to right, value below.

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.

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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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2016  30,000

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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (Gaol Bird)