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Coin: One Dollar 1999 International Year of Older Persons
Description

The coin commemorates the International Year of Older Persons and incorporates the United Nations logo for that year.

Designed and sculpted by Wojciech Pietranik.

No regular (Mob of Roos) one dollar coins were released in 1999.

CountryAustralia CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Face value1 (x Dollar) TypeOne Dollar Circulating Commemorative
Year1999 CurrentYes
Mintage29,218,000 (29.2 million)
Mints
NameMintageMint mark
Royal Australian Mint 29,218,000 (29.2 million) No mint mark
MaterialAluminium-Bronze DesignerWojciech Pietranik
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)22 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)9
Obverse

Crowned head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (effigy known as the "Fourth portrait"). In tiny letters below head the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley). Around, ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1999.

Obverse inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1999
Reverse

At centre within a line circle the logo of the International Year of Older Persons; above, Australia / 1999; below, 1 DOLLAR; around above, "towards a society for all ages"; below, "International Year of Older Persons".

Reverse inscription

Australia 1999 1 DOLLAR towards a society for all ages International Year of Older Persons

EdgeMilled interrupted, in seven sections Edge inscription

None

Notes

5.444 mln circulation one dollar pieces dated 1999 were minted in the 2000/2001 financial year (ending 30 June). Since no "Mob or Roos" coins were minted this year, presumably this type is meant.

Sources of original information:

Royal Australian Mint, Annual Report 2000 - 2001 (2001), p. 53. Retrieved from https://www.ramint.gov.au/sites/default/files/AnnualReport2001_small.pdf

One Dollar 1999 International Year of Older Persons: Known varieties
VarietyMintageRarityDetails
Proof unknown
One Dollar 1999 International Year of Older Persons: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustralia KM# 405
One Dollar 1999 International Year of Older Persons: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Museum Victoria Collections 2016 Coin description link
Royal Australian Mint Mint link
Royal Australian Mint Mintage link
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Varieties Proof
Royal Australian Mint Design link
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One Dollar 1999 International Year of Older Persons: Some useful external links
Australian Coin Collecting Blog - 1999 International Year of Older Persons One Dollar Museum Victoria Collections: Coin - 1 Dollar, International Year of Older Persons, Australia, 1999
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