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Coin: One Dollar 2001 Centenary of Federation

Coin commemorating the Centenary of Federation of Australia and incorporating the Centenary of Federation logo.

In 2001, Australia released a series of coins to commemorate the Centenary of Federation. There were nine different designs for twenty cent coins and ten different designs for fifty cent coins which marked the occasion - one each for the six states (New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia), the two territories (Australian Capital Territory and Northern Territory) and for Norfolk Island, plus a common "Australia" fifty cent design. There was only one dollar coin though.

No regular (Mob of Roos) one dollar coins were released in 2001 (although Krause lists such a coin with mintage of 1,001,000).

CountryAustralia CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Face value1 (x Dollar) TypeOne Dollar Circulating Commemorative
Year2001 CurrentYes
Mintage27,905,000 (27.9 million)
NameMint markMintage
Royal Australian Mint No mint mark 27,905,000 (27.9 million)
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

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 2001.

Obverse inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2001

The reverse features a ribbon arranged like a simplified map of Australia and a Federation Star. Around above, CENTENARY OF FEDERATION; divided by the ribbon, the dates 1901 and 2001; around below, the denomination ONE DOLLAR.

On regular (circulation) coins the central design is raised; on proofs, it is printed in colour - the ribbon is blue and the Federation Star red.

Reverse inscriptionCENTENARY OF FEDERATION 1901 2001 ONE DOLLAR
EdgeMilled interrupted, in seven sections Edge inscriptionNone

There seems to be some confusion in the Krause entry for this coin (as of the 2016 edition), which implies that there were 6,781,200 regular circulation coins (named wrongly "Australian Centenary of Federation - Norfolk Island" and wrongly said to carry a B mint mark), and separately 27,905,000 "multicolour" circulation coins (actually, only proofs in sets were coloured).

One Dollar 2001 Centenary of Federation: Known varieties
Gold proof 650 (hover mouse for text)
Proof (Coloured) unknown
One Dollar 2001 Centenary of Federation: Photos
One Dollar 2001 Centenary of Federation: Photo 1 Dollar coin
1 Dollar coin
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One Dollar 2001 Centenary of Federation: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustralia KM# 534.1, 534.1a (gold), 534.2 (Colour)
One Dollar 2001 Centenary of Federation: References to Information Used
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Coin description link
Royal Australian Mint 2016 Mint link
Royal Australian Mint 2016 Mintage link
Royal Australian Mint 2001 Varieties link Coloured proof
Royal Australian Mint 2016 Design link
One Dollar 2001 Centenary of Federation: Some useful external links
Australian Coin Collecting Blog - 2001 Centenary of Federation Dollar Coin British Museum - coin
Royal Mint Bullion
Royal Mint Bullion
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