Obverse:||Queen Elizabeth II - Design by Raphael Maklouf.|
Legend: ELIZABETH. II. AUSTRALIA 1997
Reverse:||Sir Charles Kingsford Smith & Southern Cross plane - Design by ??.|
Legend: SIR CHARLES KINGSFORD SMITH 1897-1935 1 DOLLAR
|Weight:||9.00 grams (138.9 grains).|
|Size:||25.00 mm (diameter).|
|Composition:||Aluminium Bronze: 92% Copper, 6% Aluminium, 2% Nickel|
|Mintmarks:||Kingsford Smith & Southern Cross collector type design on reverse.|
1997 Kingsford Smith Large Head DOLLAR
For the first time in Australian numismatic history, a second design for the same denomination, commemorating the same event, was struck.
The coin was included as part of two 6 coin proof sets (Normal and Gumnut) and two 6 coin mint sets (Normal and Gumnut) released by the Canberra mint. A further 1,500 uncirculated coins were included in a 5 Note, 6 Coin portfolio released by Note Printing Australia.
It was also included in a special One Dollar Uncirculated Dual Set.
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