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15 Dollars - Elizabeth II "Australian Nugget" Gold

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Years 1986-1989
Value 15 Dollars
15 AUD = 10 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Gold (.999)
Weight 3.1 g
Diameter 16.01 mm
Thickness 1.50 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 89
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

Australian Nugget - Little Hero 1890

Obverse

3rd portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the King George IV State Diadem

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA
RDM
·15 DOLLARS·

Engraver: Raphael David Maklouf

Raphael David Maklouf is a sculptor, best known for designing the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II used on the coins of many Commonwealth nations. Maklouf was born in Jerusalem emigrating with his family to the United Kingdom after the Second World War. He attended the Camberwell School of Art until 1958, afterward becoming an academic lecturer for ten years. He was made an Associate of the Royal Society of British Sculptors in 1979. Raphael Maklouf was born to a Jewish family. His father is Samuel Maklouf, born in Safed, Raphael Makouf's mother is Leonie Maklouf.

Reverse

Golden Aussie, date below

Lettering:
THE AUSTRALIAN NUGGET 1/10 OZ. FINE GOLD
· 1987 ·

Engraver: : Stuart Devlin

Edge

Milled

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1986 P 15,000 Proof
1987  165,105
1987 P 13,692 Proof
1988  97,276
1988 P 9,456 Proof
1989  122,342

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