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Coin: One Dollar 2003 Centenary of Women's Suffrage

Coin commemorating the Centenary of Women’s Suffrage.

Sculpted by Vladimir Gottwald.

CountryAustralia CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Face value1 (x Dollar) TypeOne Dollar Circulating Commemorative
Year2003 CurrentYes
Mintage10,007,000 (10.0 million) RarityC (Common)
NameMint markMintage
Royal Australian Mint No mint mark 10,007,000 (10.0 million), Rarity: C (Common)
MaterialAluminium-Bronze DesignerVladimir Gottwald
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, the legend and date: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2003.

Obverse inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2003

The reverse of the coin shows two female figures and is an interpretation of a banner made by Dora Meeson Coates which hangs in Parliament House in Canberra. The banner was carried by an Australian and New Zealand contingent of women in celebration parades in Great Britain to celebrate women's suffrage there in 1911 and was purchased by the Government of Australia in 1988.

These figures are:
Three quarter length figure of female, draped, head wearing helmet, facing front, holding trident, sloped slightly to left, in raised right hand; to right, female figure, draped, wearing flat topped headdress, facing three quarters left, holding out left hand in suppliance.

Around above, CENTENARY OF WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE. Left of the figures, the denomination 1 DOLLAR.

EdgeMilled interrupted, in seven sections Edge inscriptionNone
One Dollar 2003 Centenary of Women's Suffrage: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustralia KM# 754
One Dollar 2003 Centenary of Women's Suffrage: References to Information Used
Royal Australian Mint 2016 Mint link
Royal Australian Mint 2016 Mintage link
Royal Australian Mint 2016 Design link
One Dollar 2003 Centenary of Women's Suffrage: Some useful external links
$1 Coin to commemorate the centenary of women's suffrage | Royal Australian Mint Australian Coin Collecting Blog - 2003 Centenary of Women’s Suffrage Dollar
British Museum - coin
American Bullion Inc. - Free Gold Guide
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