Australia 2015 Lighthouse Aid to Navigation $1 Uncirculated Coin

Description:

From the Royal Australian Mint:

This commemorative coin recognises those who devoted their lives to manning and maintaining lighthouses in Australia and celebrates their contribution to a century of aids to navigation. When the Commonwealth of Australia officially accepted responsibility for all landfall and coastal lights around Australia, it comprised of 167 lighthouses, 103 of which were manned. Since 1991, the function of maritime aids to navigation has been the responsibility of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority.

Obverse: The design features the Ian Rank-Broadley portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. The inscription reads: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2015.

Reverse: The reverse design features a lighthouse standing silent vigil over the shores of the Australian coast. Ten beams of light shine from the lighthouse lamp. The denomination 1 DOLLAR is located to the left. The designer’s initial “S” can be seen along the rocky shore to the right.

 

 

 

 

Designer(s): Ian Rank-Broadley’s portrait of Queen Elizabeth II is one of the most widely-circulated designs in modern coinage. View Designer’s Profile

Coin Specifications:

Country:  Australia
Year Of Issue:  2015
Denomination:  1 Dollar
Mint Mark:
Mintage:  30,000
Alloy:  Aluminum Brass
Weight:  9.00 grams
Diameter:  25.00 mm
OBV Designer  Ian Rank-Broadley
REV Designer
Quality:  Uncirculated

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