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Coin: One Dolar 2009 Age Pension

Coin commemorating 100 years since the introduction of the age pension in Australia.

In 1908 the government's Invalid and Old Aged Pension Act was introduced. This landmark legislation placed Australia at the forefront of social policy reform. It remains a constant and symbolic commitment to the welfare of others. In 1909 the age pension provided 65,500 aged pensioners with 10 shillings a week. It now supports more than 2 million aging Australians.

Designed and sculpted by Wojciech Pietranik.

CountryAustralia CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Face value1 (x Dollar) TypeOne Dollar Circulating Commemorative
Year2009 CurrentYes
Mintage21,300,000 (21.3 million)
NameMint markMintage
Royal Australian Mint No mint mark 21,300,000 (21.3 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 2009.

Obverse inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2009

The reverse of the coin depicts a number of sitting or standing human figures of various ages. Around above, CENTENARY OF COMMONWEALTH AGED PENSION, around below SECURITY . SUPPORT . DIGNITY; in the field under the figures, the denomination 1 DOLLAR.

EdgeMilled interrupted, in seven sections Edge inscriptionNone
One Dolar 2009 Age Pension: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustralia KM# 1498
One Dolar 2009 Age Pension: References to Information Used
Royal Australian Mint 2016 Mint link
Royal Australian Mint 2016 Mintage link
Royal Australian Mint 2016 Design link
One Dolar 2009 Age Pension: Some useful external links
Australian Coin Collecting Blog - 2009 The Centenary of the Commonwealth Age Pension
Royal Mint Bullion
Royal Mint Bullion
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