1 Dollar – Elizabeth II 6th Portrait – Centenary of Ginger Meggs

Features

Issuer Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2021
Value 1 Dollar
1.00Β AUD = INR 54
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Aluminium-bronze (Pad Printed)
Weight 9Β g
Diameter 25Β mm
Thickness 2.5Β mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N#β€―296451

Commemorative issue

Centenary of Ginger Meggs

Obverse

6th crowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the George IV State Diadem and the Victorian Coronation Necklace.

Script:Β Latin

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2021
JC

Designer:Β Jody Clark

 

Reverse

Ginger Meggs running holding a cricket bat accompanied by Mike the dog and Tony the monkey.

Script:Β Latin

Lettering:
Banks
GINGER MEGGS
1DOLLAR
2021

Designer:Β Jimmy Banks

Edge

7 shorter smooth segments between 7 reeded segments (11 grooves each)

Mint

Royal Australian Mint, Canberra, Australia (1965-date)

Comments

Issued in a two coin set by the Royal Australian Mint to commemorate the Centenary of the Ginger Meggs comic strip. A century ago, Sydney artist Jimmy Bancks created an iconic Aussie character, a red-headed boy called Ginger Meggs. Part battler, part larrikin, part philosopher, Ginger Meggs is one of Australia’s most successful cultural figures, ranking alongside Dame Edna, Crocodile Dundee and Blinky Bill. Following Jimmy Bancks’ death in 1952, the Ginger Meggs comic strip has been produced by a succession of talented artists, most recently Jason Chatfield since 2007.

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