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Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS FSNAD (1999-present)

The third portrait of Her Majesty to appear on Australian decimal coins was selected from the works of designers and engravers invited by the British Royal Mint in 1996. Among the three designs submitted to Her Majesty for approval were portraits by Ian Rank-Broadley and Vladamir Gottwald. The Portrait by Mr Rank-Broadley was chosen and appeared on United Kingdom coinage in 1998. Following from earlier conventions, Australia adopted this effigy on some collector coins in 1998 and generally from 1999.

Rank-Broadley's obverse design on coins of different denominations