|Coin||One Dollar 1999 International Year of Older Persons|
This circulating commemorative one dollar coin marksthe International Year of Older Persons and incorporates the United Nations logo for that year. It was designed and sculpted by Wojciech Pietranik and has now been in circulation for 20 years.
No regular (Mob of Roos) one dollar coins were released in 1999.
|Mint||Royal Australian Mint
||Mintage||29,218,000 (29.2 million), Rarity: C (Common)
Crowned mature head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (effigy known as the "Fourth Portrait"). The Queen wears the "Girls of Great Britain and Ireland" diamond tiara, a wedding gift from Queen Mary (Her Majesty's grandmother) in 1947 - which she also has on the Machin and the Gottwald portraits.
In tiny letters below the head, the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley).
Around the effigy is the monarch's legend and the date: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1999.
||ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1999
At centre within a line circle the logo of the International Year of Older Persons; in two lines above, Australia 1999; below the value and denomination, 1 DOLLAR; around above, towards a society for all ages; below, International Year of Older Persons.
||Australia 1999 1 DOLLAR towards a society for all ages International Year of Older Persons
|Edge||Milled interrupted, in seven sections||Edge Inscription||None|
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