One Dollar 2006 (Silver, Second Portrait), Coin from Australia - detailed information

One Dollar 2006 (Silver, Second Portrait), Coin from Australia
CoinOne Dollar 2006 (Silver, Second Portrait)

The one dollar coin circulating denomination (written as $1) was introduced in Australia in 1984, replacing the earlier banknotes. The original reverse design by Stuart Devlin featuring five kangaroos - known in Australia as the "Mob of Roos" design - has not been changed since its introduction.

The denomination is also used by both the Royal Australian Mint and the Perth Mint to issue an extensive range of collector coins, which are legal tender in Australia - such as this one.

In 2006, the Royal Australian Mint produced some for mint sets (brilliant uncirculated coins and proofs), celebrating the 40th anniversary of the decimal currency. The silver proofs (only) have Her Majesty's "Second Portrait" (by Arnold Machin), which was last used in Australia in 1984.

The 8-coin Fine Silver Proof 2006 Year Set contains 1 cent, 2 cents, 5 cents, 10 cents, 20 cents, 50 cents (round), $1 and $2 coins - all with the Queen's Second Portrait by Arnold Machin, as the initial decimal coins released in 1966.

The coins were made of 99.9% silver. No coins of this type were released into circulation.

MintRoyal Australian Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage5,829

Crowned and draped young bust of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (effigy known as the "Second Portrait", by Arnold Machin).

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 Rank-Broadley and the Gottwald portraits.

Around, the monarch's legend and the date: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2006.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2006

Five kangaroos (hence the coin type is known as the "Mob of Roos"), the closest facing right but looking to left; below, and overlaid on them, the denomination and value 1 DOLLAR.

Reverse Inscription 1 DOLLAR
EdgeMilled interrupted, in seven sectionsEdge InscriptionNone

Mintage figure includes 4,597 coins minted in the 2005/2006 financial year (ending 30 June), and 1,232 minted in 2006/2007 (out of an initially announced mintage limit of 6,500).

Sources of original information:

Royal Australian Mint, Annual Report 2005 - 2006 (2006), p88. Retrieved from (PDF)
Royal Australian Mint, Annual Report 2006 - 2007 (2007), p86. Retrieved from (PDF)

One Dollar 2006 (Silver, Second Portrait): References to Information Used
Royal Australian Mint 2006, 2007 Mint link
Royal Australian Mint 2006, 2007 Mintage link
Royal Australian Mint 02 October 2006 Composition link
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One Dollar 2006 (Silver, Second Portrait): Details
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeOne Dollar (NCLT)
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait, by Arnold Machin
Face Value1 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage5,829
Material0.999 Silver
DesignerStuart Devlin
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size25.120 mm
Mass9.000 g
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