• 1 Dollar 1986, KM# 87, Australia, Elizabeth II, International Year of Peace
  • 1 Dollar 1986, KM# 87, Australia, Elizabeth II, International Year of Peace
Description

The United Nations General Assembly declared 1986 as the International Year of Peace. The objective of the International Year of Peace is to devote a specific time to concentrating the efforts of the United Nations and its Member States to promote the ideals of peace and give evidence of their commitment to peace in all viable ways. This was celebrated in Australia when the RAM issued Australia's very first commemorative $1 coin.

Obverse

The third crowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the George IV State Diadem and drop earrings.

The George IV State Diadem, officially the Diamond Diadem, is a type of crown that was made in 1820 for King George IV. The diadem is worn by queens and queens consort in procession to coronations and State Openings of Parliament. The piece of jewellery has been featured in paintings and on stamps and currency. It can be seen in the Queen's Gallery at Buckingham Palace.

Engraver: Raphael David Maklouf

ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1986
RDM

Reverse

The logo of the International Year of Peace, value and inscription below.

The logo of the International Year of Peace is two hands release a white dove surrounded by a laurel crown similar to UN emblem. This logo appears on different postage stamps and in the advertising board during the 1986 FIFA World Cup in Mexico.

Engraver: Horst Hahne

ONE DOLLAR
INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF PEACE

Edge
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Aluminium Bronze
Weight 9 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Royal Australian Mint (RAM)

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