Australia: Coin One Dollar 2001 Centenary of Federation - detailed information

Australia: Coin One Dollar 2001 Centenary of Federation
CoinOne Dollar 2001 Centenary of Federation

This circulating commemorative one dollar coin marks the Centenary of Federation of Australia and incorporaes the Centenary of Federation logo. It was designed and sculpted by Wojciech Pietranik and has now been in circulation for 17 years.

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 mistakenly lists such a coin with mintage of 1,001,000).

MintRoyal Australian Mint
Obverse

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 2001.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2001
Reverse

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 are the dates 1901 and 2001; around below, the value and 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 Inscription CENTENARY OF FEDERATION 1901 2001 ONE DOLLAR
EdgeMilled interrupted, in seven sections
Edge InscriptionNone
Notes

There seems to be some confusion in the Krause entry for this coin (as of the 2018 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
VarietyMintageDetails
Gold proof 650 21.7g of 0.9999 gold (0.6976 AGW).
Proof (Coloured) unknown
One Dollar 2001 Centenary of Federation: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
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
All Coins of Country: Australia, Type: One Dollar (49)
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 CHOGM 9,400,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2011
One Dollar 2011 17,900,000 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 2001 Centenary of Federation: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeOne Dollar Circulating Commemorative
Issued2001
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyPortrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Face Value1 (x Dollar)
CurrentYes
Mintage27,905,000 (27.9 million)
RarityC (Common)
MaterialAluminium-Bronze
DesignerWojciech Pietranik
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)25.1200
Mass (g)9
One Dollar 2001 Centenary of Federation: Photos
ImageDetails
1 Dollar coin
Copyright: British Museum / CC BY-NC-SA
Source
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)