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Dorothy Wall

2009 - 11

The Dorothy Wall one dollar coin was issued between 2009 and 2011 to celebrate the life and work of Australian author and illustrator Dorothy Wall. The reverse of the piece features Vladimir Gottwald's impression of Dorothy Wall along with four depictions of her most famous creation the children's character Blinky Bill. The reverse legend states "DOROTHY WALL BLINKY BILL" with the denomination "ONE DOLLAR". The obverse features the Ian Rank-Broadley portrait of Queen Elizabeth II with the standard legend "ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA" along with the year of issue.

Dorothy Wall was born in New Zealand in 1894 and migrated to Sydney in 1914. Wall gained recognition as a children's book illustrator, working on books such as 'Jacko - the Broadcasting Kookaburra' and 'The Amazing Adventures of Billy Penguin'.(Diane Langmore, 1990) In 1933 she published 'Blinky Bill: The Quaint Little Australia' followed by 'Blinky Bill Grows Up' and 'Blinky Bill and Nutsy'. These books proved a huge success and the anthropomorphic koala Blinky Bill has become a well loved Australian children's character.

Diane Langmore, 1990The tails side of the coinThe inscription around the inner edge of the coinThe heads side of the coin

 MintageAU50AU55AU58MS64MS65MS66MS67MS68MS692009 34,17918181963861103701,0002,8002010 33,1313133353839401908603,4002011 27,16840454855662609503,1009,300Values are in AUD and are retail price estimations based on past sales of coins certified by PCGS or NGC and as such values only related to such graded coins. Uncertified coins or coins graded by other services would likely be worth significantly less. For wholesale pricing please refer to the Red Sheet. While all attempts to ensure accurate pricing, data entry errors can occur and as such no warranty is expressed or implied as to the accuracy of any information published on this website. It is important to verify all published sales to ensure the accuracy of the pricing when making any purchase decision. Any personal information provided to us is protected by the Privacy Act 1988.