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Coin - 1 Dollar, International Polar Year, Uncirculated, Australia, 2007 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 44726

Summary:
Australia
2007 (AD)
One Dollar Uncirculated coin .
International Polar Year 2007-2008. Polar Series.
Issued by Royal Australian Mint in presentation case.
Presented to : Dr Phillip G. Law
Designer: W. Pietranik.

The International Polar Year 2007-2008 is a program of outreach and education into polar science. It is sponsored by the International Council for Science (ICSU) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), to examine the Earth's Polar regions and their effect on the global environment. The Royal Society of Victoria is also involved with IPY.
Description:
An aluminium /bronze coin in plastic coin capsule, in presentation case.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Dr Phillip Law, 2006
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 25 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 9 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: antarctic exploration, exploration, international polar year 2007-2009, natural environment
Themes this item is part of: Antarctica Collection, Numismatics & Philately Collection, Science & Measurement Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Wojciech Pietranik, Sculptor & Engraver, Royal Australian Mint (1950-?), HM Queen Elizabeth II (1926- ), Royal Australian Mint, Deakin, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Royal Society of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Australia
Tertiary Classification: uncirculated strikes
Series: Polar
DateEra: 2007 AD
Denomination: 1 Dollar
Obverse Description: Head of Elizabeth II. Around, ELIZABETH II / AUSTRALIA 2007. Artist's initials IRB.
Reverse Description: Image of ship Aurora (based on Frank Hurley photograph) with penguins in foreground. Map of Antarctica in background, with Australian bases Mawson Casey and Davis indicated. Across centre, 90 degrees East and West is marked. Above ship, 1 DOLLAR. Around, AUSTRALIAN ANTARCTIC TERRITORY / INTERNATIONAL POLAR YEAR 2007-2008.
Inscriptions: Obverse: Head of Elizabeth II. Around, ELIZABETH II / AUSTRALIA 2007. Artist's initials IRB.
Reverse: Image of ship Aurora (based on Frank Hurley photograph) with penguins in foreground. Map of Antarctica in background, with Australian bases Mawson Casey and Davis indicated. Across centre, 90 degrees East and West is marked. Above ship, 1 DOLLAR. Around, AUSTRALIAN ANTARCTIC TERRITORY / INTERNATIONAL POLAR YEAR 2007-2008.
Material: Aluminium Bronze
Place Depicted: Antarctica
Issued By: HM Queen Elizabeth II, Australia, 2007
Mint: Royal Australian Mint, Canberra, Deakin, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, 2007
Artist: Wojciech Pietranik - Royal Australian Mint, Deakin, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, 2007
Designer: Ian Rank-Broadley, Gloucestershire, England, Great Britain
Presented To: Dr Phillip Law, Victoria, Australia, 2007
Organisation Named: Royal Society of Victoria (RSV), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 2007
References: Mint Issue, Feb 2007 Number 69.

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