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|Bi Metalic Coin|
Author and illustrator Dorothy Wall was born in 1894 and died in 1942. Born in New Zealand and migrating to Australia in 1914 she was most well known as the author of the popular childrens' classic stories of which Blinky Bill was the significant character. Blinky Bill is arguably one of Australia's most famous Koala's representing a uniquely Australian larrikin spirit in Dorothy Walls' stories and illustrations. Blinky Bill stories have been enjoyed by children since the 1930's and Wall's books continue to be reprinted to this day. Wall wrote and illustrated 3 Blinky Bill stories and a third was released as The Complete Adventures comprising of all 3 books.
The theme for the baby mint and proof sets produced by the Royal Australian Mint in 2009, 2010 and 2011 was Blinky Bill by Dorothy Wall. A fitting theme for a set designed as a gift to commemorate a special newborns birth. The packaging features illustrations of Blinky Bill by Dorothy Wall. The special Dorothy Wall one dollar is only featured in the baby mint set, not the proof set.
The reverse depicts a likeness of Dorothy Wall with 4 small Blinky Bill's in differing poses to the right of the portrait. The legends read "Dorothy Wall Blinky Bill One Dollar" on the reverse. This design was by Wojciech Pietranik but does not bear his initials.
It is a standard size 25mm 9 gram Australian legal tender aluminium bronze one dollar coin but was not released into circulation (thus an NCLT), it is only found in the baby mint (uncirculated) set. The obverse is the standard Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II
Mint State Perfect Un-circulated (MS-70) Mint state un-circulated coin in perfect condition, showing no traces of wear, and no blemishes, scratches, handling or contact with other coins. The best quality coin possible.
Choice (Gem) Un-circulated (MS-65-69) An above average un-circulated coin which retains all of the original mint brilliance or luster, and has a very few contact marks on the surface or rim, which are barely noticeable.
Brilliant Un-circulated or BU (MS-60-64) An un-circulated coin having no traces of wear but which has a few contact marks, surface spotting or lacks some of its original luster.
Choice About Un-circulated (AU-55 & 58)
A coin having very light wear on only the highest points of the design but no other defects and with most of its luster remaining.
About Un-circulated (AU-50) Coin has evidence of light wear on many of the high points but at least half of the mint luster is still present.
Extremely Fine (EF-40)
The coin design is lightly worn in most places but all the features remain sharp and well defined.
Choice Very Fine (VF-30)
Light even wear on the surface and highest parts of the design but most major features and the lettering are sharp.
Very Fine (VF-20)
Minor features such as some of the finer hair detail, feathers, etc. will be moderately worn. Shows moderate wear on high points of design. All major details are clear.
Moderate to considerable even wear over most features and the lettering. A lot of the details are worn through but you can still see a good deal of the design.
Very Good (VG-8)
The entire design is weak, but a few details are visible. Well worn throughout but coin rims still visible.
Heavily worn but design and legend still visible although quite weak in spots. Many details are gone.
About Good (AG-3)
Very heavily worn with portions of lettering, date and legends worn smooth and barely discernable.
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