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Coin: One Dollar 2008 Centenary of Scouting
Description

Coin commemorating the centenary of scouting in Australia.

CountryAustralia CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Face value1 (x Dollar) TypeOne Dollar Circulating Commemorative
Year2008 CurrentYes
Mintage17,200,000 (17.2 million)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Australian Mint No mint mark 17,200,000 (17.2 million)
MaterialAluminium-Bronze DesignerCaitlin Goodall
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 2008.

Obverse inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2008
Reverse

The reverse features the "Australian spirit flame" which is the Australian Scout symbol. It resembles the international Scouting symbol, the fleur-de-lis and incorporate the Southern Cross star constellation.

Around above, CENTENARY OF SCOUTING; divided by the symbol, the dates 1908 and 2008; below the symbol, SCOUTS / AUSTRALIA; in the right field below, the designer's initials CG; around below, the denomination 1 DOLLAR.

Reverse inscription
EdgeMilled interrupted, in seven sections Edge inscriptionNone
One Dollar 2008 Centenary of Scouting: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustralia KM# 1039
One Dollar 2008 Centenary of Scouting: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Royal Australian Mint 2016 Mint link
Royal Australian Mint 2016 Mintage link
Royal Australian Mint 2016 Design link
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One Dollar 2008 Centenary of Scouting: Some useful external links
New dollar coin to mark Scout Centenary | Royal Australian Mint Australian Coin Collecting Blog - Australian Dollar Coins 2008 Centenary of Scouting Dollar
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