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Australia 2009-P Celebrate Australia - Queensland, Great Barrier Reef & Sea Turtle $1 Dollar BU with Color

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Celebrate the glorious natural and man-made splendor of Australia with this colorful new program

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Sold out at the Mint! The Perth Mint has issued a new series of value priced coins meant to extol both the natural and man-made beauty of the Land Down Under. Appropriately enough, these eight colorful dollars comprise the Celebrate Australia Program. Each coin commemorates one of the eight Australian states and territories. The artistic and skillfully rendered design of each coin encompasses three distinct elements unique to each state or territory:

   • An iconic animal of that state or territory;
   • The official floral emblem; and
   • A significant landmark or monument.

Celebrate Australia Queensland $1 in PackageThe eight different states and territories represented include:
   • Australian Capital Territory
   • New South Wales
   • Northern Territory
   • Queensland
   • South Australia
   • Tasmania
   • Victoria
   • Western Australia

The Celebrate Australia coins are available either singly or in a complete set of all eight dollars! This remarkable and reasonably priced program allows collectors of any means to taste the natural splendor and sample the remarkable diversity of the Island Continent in all its glory! Celebrate Australia!

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A sea turtle swims past a very small section of the Great Barrier Reef.Queensland
Queensland is the state of Australia which occupies the north-eastern section of the mainland continent. It is bordered by the Northern Territory to the west, South Australia to the southwest and New South Wales to the south. To the east, Queensland is bordered by the Coral Sea and Pacific Ocean. The state is Australia's second largest in area, following Western Australia, and the country's third most populous after New South Wales and Victoria.

Queensland was made a British Crown Colony that was separated from New South Wales on 6 June 1859, a date now celebrated annually as Queensland Day. The area that currently forms Brisbane was originally the Moreton Bay penal colony, intended as a place for recidivist convicts who had offended while serving out their sentences in New South Wales. The state later encouraged free settlement, and today Queensland's economy is dominated by the agricultural, tourist and natural resource sectors.

The capital and largest city is Brisbane, located in the southeast of the state. It is a modern, cosmopolitan city and Australia's third largest, after Sydney and Melbourne. with a population of nearly two million.

The coin’s obverse depicts a full-color composite image of the skyline of the city of Brisbane (pictured below), the Gold Coast, and a coral reef. The design includes a sea turtle, a sight always popular with those visiting the Great Barrier Reef, and a Cooktown Orchid, Queensland’s floral emblem (in the foreground of the picture below).

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A panoramic view of the skyline of the cosmopolitan city of Brisbane, capital and largest city of the state of Queensland, Australia, with Queensland's official flower or floral emblem, the Cooktown Orchid, in the foreground.
Image courtesy of www.touristmaker.com/australia/queensland

Obverse
A colored composite image of the skyline of the city of Brisbane, the Gold Coast, and a coral reef. The design includes a sea turtle, a sight always popular with those visiting the Great Barrier Reef, and a Cooktown Orchid, Queensland’s floral emblem. The legend reads QUEENSLAND. The Perth Mint "P" mint mark also appears.


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Reverse
The reverse features Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of England, in crowned profile facing right. This portrait, featuring Her Majesty wearing a tiara and pearl earrings, was executed by the sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley. The legend ELIZABETH II, the date and the denomination also appear.


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Packaging
Each coin is sealed inside a full color, lavishly illustrated presentation card with fold out stand for upright display.

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Specifications
Country Australia
Year of Issue 2009
   
Face Value (Set) One Dollar
Weight 13.30 grams
Diameter 30.60 mm
Gauge (Thickness) 3.10 mm
   
Finish Brilliant Uncirculated with Color
Composition Aluminum Bronze
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist Ian Rank-Broadley (reverse)

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