Australia: Coin Two Hundred Dollars 1981 - detailed information

Australia: Coin Two Hundred Dollars 1981
CoinTwo Hundred Dollars 1981

Commemorating the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer.

A round gold coin (24 mm diameter with milled edge) featuring a draped bust of Elizabeth II facing right on the obverse and conjoined heads of Charles and Diana facing left on the reverse. The reverse was designed by Stuart Devlin.

MintRoyal Australian Mint
Obverse
Australia / Two Hundred Dollars 1981 - obverse photo

Crowned and draped young bust of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (effigy known as the "Second Portrait", by Arnold Machin).

The Queen wears the "Girls of Great Britain and Ireland" diamond tiara, a wedding gift from Queen Mary (Her Majesty's grandmother) in 1947 - which she also has on the Rank-Broadley and the Gottwald portraits.

Around, the monarch's legend and the date: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1981.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1981
Reverse
Australia / Two Hundred Dollars 1981 - reverse photo

Conjoined heads of Prince Charles and Lady Diana facing left; around, H.R.H. THE PRINCE OF WALES AND LADY DIANA SPENCER : 200 DOLLARS :.

Reverse Inscription 200 DOLLARS : H.R.H. THE PRINCE OF WALES AND LADY DIANA SPENCER :
EdgeMilled
Edge InscriptionNone
Two Hundred Dollars 1981: Known varieties
Variety Proof Australia / Two Hundred Dollars 1981 / Proof - obverse photo Australia / Two Hundred Dollars 1981 / Proof - reverse photo
Mintage unknown
Two Hundred Dollars 1981: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Coin description link
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Mint link
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mintage
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Varieties link Proof
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Two Hundred Dollars 1981: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeTwo Hundred Dollars
Issued1981
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyPortrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Face Value200 (x Dollar)
CurrentYes
Mintage77,890
Material0.9167 Gold
DesignerStuart Devlin
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)
Mass (g)10
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Two Hundred Dollars 1981: Photos
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Proof Coin - 200 Dollars, Uncirculated, Australia, 1981
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Notes: Proof.
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Proof Coin - 200 Dollars, Uncirculated, Australia, 1981
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: Proof.
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Two Hundred Dollars 1981: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustralia KM# 73