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Detailed information about coin type: One Dollar from Australia:

Coin type: One Dollar
Description

1984 saw the introduction of the dollar coin denomination in Australia, replacing the earlier banknotes.

As the introductory information by the Royal Australian Mint in 1984 explains:

"The coin has several distinctive features; it has a golden colour which distinguishes it from cupro-nickel or bronze coins; the coin is thicker compared to other coins of similar diameter, and the edge, comprised of seven plain and seven milled segments, makes the new coin distinctive visually and to the touch. However, the unusual edge design does not inhibit the coin's ability to roll, so that it can be used in vending machines.

The reverse design, by featuring the kangaroo, continues the Australian fauna theme of the current circulating coinage. The kangaroo is Australia's best known native animal, and is instantly identifiable with Australia. Its ability to hop long distances and jump high obstacles has made this marsupial world famous."

The coin type described above is known in Australia as the "mob of roos" type ("roo" being short for kangaroo). There have also been a large number of circulating commemorative issues.

The composition is 92% copper, 6% aluminium and 2% nickel.

CountryAustralia CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Sub-type of Sub-types One Dollar Mob of Roos
One Dollar Circulating Commemorative
Face value1 (x Dollar)
Years produced1984 - ? CurrentYes
MaterialAluminium-Bronze DesignerStuart Devlin
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)22 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)9
Obverse

Australian decimal coins have carried four portraits of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second.

The inclusion of an effigy of the Queen on the obverse of Australia's coinage is mandated by Regulation 4 (c) of the Currency Regulations made under the Currency Act 1965. Portraits of Her Majesty have all faced to the right in line with a convention, said to have commenced with Charles II (1660-1685), that the new Monarch's portrait would face in a direction opposite to that of their predecessor.

Obverse inscription

Legend of the ruling monarch

Reverse

Reverse inscription

EdgeMilled interrupted, in seven sections Edge inscription

None

Notes

If you keep your coins in 2x2 cardboard holders, the best size for one dollar coins is 27.5mm.

List of 45 coins of type: One Dollar from Australia
NameMintageReignEffigyLegend
One Dollar 1984 186,144,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
One Dollar 1985 96,200,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
One Dollar 1986 Year of Peace 25,167,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
One Dollar 1987 (mint sets only) 270,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
One Dollar 1988 Australian Bicentenary 21,600,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
One Dollar 1989 (mint sets only) unknown Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
One Dollar 1990 (mint sets only) unknown Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
One Dollar 1991 (mint sets only) unknown Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
One Dollar 1992 8,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
One Dollar 1993 Landcare 18,157,036 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
One Dollar 1994 47,639,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
One Dollar 1995 21,412,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
One Dollar 1996 Sir Henry Parkes 26,572,010 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
One Dollar 1997 Kingsford-Smith 24,381,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
One Dollar 1998 16,248,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
One Dollar 1999 International Year of Older Persons 29,218,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
One Dollar 2000 7,592,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
One Dollar 2001 Centenary of Federation 27,905,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
One Dollar 2001 International Year of Volunteers 6,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
One Dollar 2002 Year of the Outback 34,243,770 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
One Dollar 2003 Volunteers 4,149,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
One Dollar 2003 Centenary of Women's Suffrage 10,007,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
One Dollar 2004 8,850,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
One Dollar 2005 5,825,520 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
One Dollar 2005 60th Anniversary of the End of WWII 34,200,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
One Dollar 2006 38,900,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
One Dollar 2007 (mint sets only) unknown Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
One Dollar 2007 APEC 20,108,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
One Dollar 2008 30,106,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
One Dollar 2008 Centenary of Scouting 17,200,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
One Dollar 2009 21,200,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
One Dolar 2009 Age Pension 21,300,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
One Dollar 2010 16,700,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
One Dollar 2010 Centenary of Girl Guiding 12,600,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
One Dollar 2011 17,900,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
One Dollar 2011 CHOGM 9,400,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
One Dollar 2012 (mint sets only) unknown Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
One Dollar 2013 20,900,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
One Dollar 2014 1,100,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
One Dollar 2014 ANZAC 21,800,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
One Dollar 2015 22,300,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
One Dollar 2015 ANZAC 1,300,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
One Dollar 2016 unknown Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
One Dollar 2016 ANZAC unknown Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
One Dollar 2016 Changeover unknown Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2016 FIFTY YEARS
One Dollar: Some useful external links
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