One Dollar 1988 Australian Bicentenary, Coin from Australia - detailed information

One Dollar 1988 Australian Bicentenary, Coin from Australia
CoinOne Dollar 1988 Australian Bicentenary

This circulating commemorative one dollar coin celebrates the Australian Bicentenary (200 years since the First Fleet landed in Port Jackson, Sydney). It has now been in circulation for 31 years.

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

MintRoyal Australian Mint Mintage21,600,000 (21.6 million), Rarity: C (Common)
Obverse

Crowned bust of Queen Elizabeth II wearing a pearl necklace, facing right (effigy known as the "Third Portrait"); incuse in tiny letters on neck truncation, the designer's initials RDM (for Raphael David Maklouf).

Around, the monarch's legend and the date: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1988.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1988
Reverse

The reverse is intended to remind us of the original Aboriginal inhabitants of Australia. It depicts aboriginal artwork - a stylised kangaroo on a backdrop of a seven pointed (federation) star modeled by designer Stuart Devlin. Around below the kangaroo is the denomination, ONE DOLLAR.

Reverse Inscription ONE DOLLAR
EdgeMilled interrupted, in seven sectionsEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Krause lists circulation mintage of 20,294,000 plus 106,000 proofs.

One Dollar 1988 Australian Bicentenary: Known varieties
Variety Proof
Mintage 106,000
One Dollar 1988 Australian Bicentenary: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
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 Varieties Proof
Royal Australian Mint 2016 Design link
All (49) Coins of Country: Australia, Type: One Dollar
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
One Dollar 1984 186,144,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1984
One Dollar 1985 96,200,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1985
One Dollar 1986 Year of Peace 25,167,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1986
One Dollar 1987 (mint sets only) 270,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1987
One Dollar 1988 Australian Bicentenary 21,600,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1988
One Dollar 1989 (mint sets only) unknown Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1989
One Dollar 1990 (mint sets only) unknown Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1990
One Dollar 1991 (mint sets only) unknown Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1991
One Dollar 1992 8,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1992
One Dollar 1993 Landcare 18,157,036 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1993
One Dollar 1994 47,639,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1994
One Dollar 1995 21,412,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1995
One Dollar 1996 Sir Henry Parkes 26,572,010 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1996
One Dollar 1997 Kingsford-Smith 24,381,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1997
One Dollar 1998 16,248,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1998
One Dollar 1999 International Year of Older Persons 29,218,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1999
One Dollar 2000 7,592,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2000
One Dollar 2001 Centenary of Federation 27,905,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2001
One Dollar 2001 International Year of Volunteers 6,000,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2001
One Dollar 2002 Year of the Outback 34,243,770 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2002
One Dollar 2003 Volunteers 4,149,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2003
One Dollar 2003 Centenary of Women's Suffrage 10,007,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2003
One Dollar 2004 8,850,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2004
One Dollar 2005 5,825,520 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2005
One Dollar 2005 60th Anniversary of the End of WWII 34,200,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2005
One Dollar 2006 38,900,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2006
One Dollar 2007 (mint sets only) unknown Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2007
One Dollar 2007 APEC 20,108,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2007
One Dollar 2008 30,106,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2008
One Dollar 2008 Centenary of Scouting 17,200,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2008
One Dollar 2009 21,200,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2009
One Dollar 2009 Age Pension 21,300,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2009
One Dollar 2010 16,700,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2010
One Dollar 2010 Centenary of Girl Guiding 12,600,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2010
One Dollar 2011 17,900,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2011
One Dollar 2011 CHOGM 9,400,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2011
One Dollar 2012 (mint sets only) unknown Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2012
One Dollar 2013 20,900,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2013
One Dollar 2014 1,052,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2014
One Dollar 2014 ANZAC 21,800,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2014
One Dollar 2015 22,300,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2015
One Dollar 2015 ANZAC 1,300,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2015
One Dollar 2016 30,200,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2016
One Dollar 2016 ANZAC 2,090,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2016
One Dollar 2016 Changeover 560,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2016 FIFTY YEARS
One Dollar 2017 unknown Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2017
One Dollar 2017 ANZAC unknown Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2017
One Dollar 2018 unknown Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2018
One Dollar 2018 ANZAC unknown Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2018
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One Dollar 1988 Australian Bicentenary: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeOne Dollar Circulating Commemorative
Issued1988
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyPortrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait)
Face Value1 (x Dollar)
Mintage21,600,000 (21.6 million), Rarity: C (Common)
CurrentYes
MaterialAluminium-Bronze
DesignerStuart Devlin
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)25.1200
Mass (g)9
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One Dollar 1988 Australian Bicentenary: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustralia KM# 100