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

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Alphabet Collection - Letter M - Silver Proof) -  obverse1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Alphabet Collection - Letter M - Silver Proof) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley


Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Years 2015-2017
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.78 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.999) (Pad Printed)
Weight 11.66 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 2.8 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 96390
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Commemorative issue

Alphabet Collection Series


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


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.


The Letter M Coin features the magnificent Magpie, playfully interacting with the letter M, surrounded by Magnifying Glasses, Mushrooms & Mouse below

Lettering: M

Engraver: Bronwyn King

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


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

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

© Mike Bentley


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


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 Grey "M", 2016 with a Red "M" and 2017 with a Green "M"

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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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2015  5 000 Frosted Uncirculated - (Grey)
2016  5 000 Frosted Uncirculated - (Red)
2016  1 000 WMF 3 Coin Set - (Red)
2017  5 000 Frosted Uncirculated - (Green)

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