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Coin: One Dollar 2003 Volunteers

Coin commemorating Australia's Volunteers.

Designed and sculpted by Wojciech Pietranik.

No regular (Mob of Roos) one dollar coins were released in 2002.

CountryAustralia CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Face value1 (x Dollar) TypeOne Dollar Circulating Commemorative
Year2003 CurrentYes
Mintage4,149,000 (4.1 million)
NameMint markMintage
Royal Australian Mint No mint mark 4,149,000 (4.1 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 2003.

Obverse inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2003

The reverse of the coin depicts a stylised map of Australia with AUSTRALIA'S VOLUNTEERS incuse; around above, MAKING A DIFFERENCE; around below, the denomination 1 DOLLAR.

On regular (circulation) coins the map is raised; on proofs, it is printed in green and yellow colour.

EdgeMilled interrupted, in seven sections Edge inscriptionNone
One Dollar 2003 Volunteers: Known varieties
Coloured proof 39,090 (hover mouse for text)
Silver proof 6,500 (hover mouse for text)
One Dollar 2003 Volunteers: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustralia KM# 690, 690a (Silver), 690.1 (Colour)
One Dollar 2003 Volunteers: References to Information Used
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
One Dollar 2003 Volunteers: Some useful external links
Australian Coin Collecting Blog - Australian Dollar Coins - 2003 Australias Volunteers 1 Dollar
Royal Mint Bullion
Royal Mint Bullion
List of all (45) coins of type: Australia / One Dollar
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One Dollar 1996 Sir Henry Parkes One Dollar 1997 Kingsford-Smith One Dollar 1998 One Dollar 1999 International Year of Older Persons One Dollar 2000 One Dollar 2001 Centenary of Federation
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One Dollar 2005 60th Anniversary of the End of WWII One Dollar 2006 One Dollar 2007 (mint sets only) One Dollar 2007 APEC One Dollar 2008 One Dollar 2008 Centenary of Scouting
One Dollar 2009 One Dolar 2009 Age Pension One Dollar 2010 One Dollar 2010 Centenary of Girl Guiding One Dollar 2011 One Dollar 2011 CHOGM
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One Dollar 2016 One Dollar 2016 ANZAC One Dollar 2016 Changeover