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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Alphabet Collection - Letter W - Silver Proof

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Alphabet Collection - Letter W - Silver Proof) -  obverse 1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Alphabet Collection - Letter W - Silver Proof) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Years 2015-2017
Value 1 Dollar
AUD = 0.68 USD
Composition Silver (.999) (Pad Printed)
Weight 11.66 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Alphabet Collection Series

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

The Letter W Coin features the warm and wondrously willing Wombat, playfully interacting with the Letter "W" encircled by eight worms

Lettering: W

Engraver: Bronwyn King

Bronwyn King is a coin designer with the Royal Australian mint.

Edge

4 longer smooth segments between 4 reeded segments (5 grooves each)

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Alphabet Collection - Letter W - Silver Proof)

© Mike Bentley

Comments

This coin was issued by the Royal Australian Mint from 2015 to 2017 as part of a series of 26 different $1 Coloured Reverse Frosted Uncirculated Fine Silver (.999) Alphabet Coins which capture the love of Australian animals and the alphabet. They were issued individually in capsules in a plush case.
 
Aluminium-bronze versions of the coin were also issued and could be collected individually as issued in a card or included as part of the Baby Mint Set. Hidden objects are found on the coins.

The silver coins were issued in 2015 with an Violet "W", 2016 with a Yellow "W" and 2017 with a Blue "W"

Three of the Coloured Fine Silver Reverse Frosted UNC coins (W, M, F) were released in a Special Coincard Set at the World Money Fair Berlin in 2016 (Mintage 1000):

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2015  5,000 Frosted Uncirculated
2016  5,000 Frosted Uncirculated
2016  1,000 WMF 3 Coin Set
2017  5,000 Frosted Uncirculated

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