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Coin: One Dollar 1993 Landcare

The environmental theme of this $1 coin design reflects the relationship between the environment and water quality by depicting a tree sculpted in the flowing form of water. The design incorporates the logo of Landcare Australia to raise awareness of their work.

Designed and sculpted by Vladimir Gottwald.

In 1993, the Royal Australian Mint introduced for the first time the practice of minting coins for visitors of various coin shows where people could "mint" their own coins, with a privy mark denoting the city where the show takes place.

No regular (Mob of Roos) one dollar coins were released in 1988.

CountryAustralia CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Face value1 (x Dollar) TypeOne Dollar Circulating Commemorative
Year1993 CurrentYes
Mintage18,157,036 (18.2 million)
NameMint markMintage
Royal Australian Mint No mint mark 18,157,036 (18.2 million)
MaterialAluminium-Bronze DesignerVladimir Gottwald
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)22 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)9

Crowned bust of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing pearls (effigy known as the "Third portrait"). Around, ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1993. In tiny letters on neck truncation, the designer's initials RDM (for Raphael David Maklouf).

Obverse inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1993

The reverse depicts a tree on the left formed from waves suggesting water; on the right the Landcare Australia logo of clasping hands forming a map of Australia, below which LANDCARE / AUSTRALIA. Denomination 1 DOLLAR horizontal below.

Reverse inscription


EdgeMilled interrupted, in seven sections Edge inscription


One Dollar 1993 Landcare: Known varieties
Privy mark C 91,993 (included in main number) (hover mouse for text)
Privy mark S 87,939 (included in main number) (hover mouse for text)
Privy mark M 60,104 (included in main number) (hover mouse for text)
Silver proof, edge milled interrupted 20,000
Silver proof, edge continuously milled 5,000
One Dollar 1993 Landcare: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustralia KM# 208
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustralia KM# 208a.1, 208a.2 (silver proofs)
One Dollar 1993 Landcare: References to Information Used
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Coin description link
Royal Australian Mint 2016 Mint link
Royal Australian Mint 2016 Mintage link
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mintage Circulation and privy mark mintages
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Varieties Privy marks, Silver proofs
Royal Australian Mint 2016 Design link
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One Dollar 1993 Landcare: Some useful external links
Australian Coin Collecting Blog - Australian Dollar Coins - 1993 Landcare Dollar
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