One Dollar 2011 Riding on the Sheep's Back, Coin from Australia - detailed information

One Dollar 2011 Riding on the Sheep's Back, Coin from Australia
CoinOne Dollar 2011 Riding on the Sheep's Back

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.

The arrival of the Merino sheep with the First Fleet in 1788 began one of Australia’s most successful industries. By 1870, only 82 years after the arrival of those first Merinos, Australia had become the largest producer and supplier of wool in the world.The humble Merino has also featured on Australian coinage over the years - from the one shilling coin of 1937-1963, the fifty cent coin in 1991 and gracing the two dollar note from 1966-1983.

So for the two coin year sets in 2011 the Royal Australian Mint decided to pay homage to wool, the foundation of the burgeoning economy which led to the phrase that Australia "rode on the sheep’s back".

The coin was issued in a small two-coin set together with a non-circulating 20 cents coin on the same topic; the sets were in brilliant uncirculated grade (Royal Australian Mint Product Code: 310011, issue price: A$15.00) or proof (Royal Australian Mint Product Code: 210013, issue price: A$45.00).

No coins of this type were issued into circulation.

MintRoyal Australian Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintageunknown
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 2011.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2011
Reverse

The reverse features an Australian shearer hard at work against a textured background representing a fleece; the field below looks like the map of Australia. Around above, the text RIDING ON THE SHEEP'S BACK - AUSTRALIAN WOOL. The numeral 1 for the value is incuse on the map; the denomination DOLLAR is around below.

The designer's initial G (for Vladimir Gottwald) is in a small circle under the map.

Reverse Inscription RIDING ON THE SHEEP'S BACK - AUSTRALIAN WOOL 1 DOLLAR
EdgeMilled interrupted, in seven sectionsEdge InscriptionNone
One Dollar 2011 Riding on the Sheep's Back: Known varieties
Variety Proof FDC
Mintage Issued: unknown
Details

In a two-coin set together with the Riding on the Sheep's Back 20 cents coin. Royal Australian Mint Product Code: 210013, issue price of the set: A$45.00.

All (36) coins of type: One Dollar, NCLT
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
One Dollar 1999 (Silver, Shilling) 15,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1999 · ONE DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2006 (Silver, Second Portrait) 5,829 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2006
One Dollar 2010 Australian Citizenship unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2010 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2010 (Gold, Gottwald Portrait) 500 Queen Elizabeth - Portrait by Gottwald ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2010
One Dollar 2010 Burke and Wills unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2010
One Dollar 2011 Australian Citizenship unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2011 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2011 Riding on the Sheep's Back unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2011
One Dollar 2012 Australian Citizenship unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2012 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2013 Australian Citizenship unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2014 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2014 Australian Citizenship unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2014 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2015 Australian Citizenship unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2015 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2016 Australian Citizenship unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2016 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2017 Australian Citizenship unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2017 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2018 Australian Citizenship unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2018 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2019 Moon Landing unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
One Dollar 2019 Australian Citizenship unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2019 (Gottwald Portrait) 20,000 Queen Elizabeth - Portrait by Gottwald ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
One Dollar 2020 Australian Citizenship unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2020 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2020 Year of the Rat unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2020 Good Luck unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2020 Qantas - The Flying Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2020 Qantas - Fysh and MgGinnes unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2020 Qantas - Avro 504 unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2020 Qantas - Empire Flying Boat unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2020 Qantas - Double Sunrise Service unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2020 Qantas - Kangaroo Route unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2020 Qantas - Boeing 707 unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2020 Qantas - Boeing 747 unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2020 Qantas - Australian Airlines Merger unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2020 Qantas - Airbus A380 unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2020 Qantas - Boeing 787 unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2020 Eureka! Australia's Gold Rush unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2021 Australian Citizenship unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2021 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2021 Happy Birthday unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2021 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2021 Heroes of the Sky unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2021 Kangaroo Toys unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021
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One Dollar 2011 Riding on the Sheep's Back: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeOne Dollar, NCLT
Issued2011
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value1 (x Dollar)
Total Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
MaterialAluminium-Bronze
DesignerVladimir Gottwald
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size25.000 mm
Mass9.000 g
OCC IDWMRA-OQPC-XKRW-EYPL
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