One Dollar 2015 Merry Christmas, Coin from Australia - detailed information

One Dollar 2015 Merry Christmas, Coin from Australia
CoinOne Dollar 2015 Merry Christmas

The one dollar coin denomination (written as $1) was introduced in Australia in 1984, replacing the earlier banknotes. The original reverse design by Stuart Devlin on circulating coins has not been changed since its introduction. The denomination is also often used to issue circulating commemorative coins with various reverses.

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 but are not intended for circulation - such as this one. The coin is larger than the normal $1 coins.

This collector edition one dollar coin by the Perth Mint is intended as a Christmas gift.

The Mint says about it:
Celebrate Christmas 'Australian-style' with this gorgeous stamp and coin cover featuring Santa Claus in vivid colour sitting on the beach during the hot Australian summer. The Australian Territory of Christmas Island, named when it was discovered on Christmas Day 1643, is the inspiration behind this year’s Christmas Stamp & Coin Cover.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintageunknown
Obverse
Australia / One Dollar 2015 Merry Christmas - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin shows the crowned mature head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (her 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, the date of issue and the value: ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2015 · 1 DOLLAR ·.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2015 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Reverse
Australia / One Dollar 2015 Merry Christmas - reverse photo

The coin’s reverse shows a coloured representation of Santa Claus sitting on a rock on a tropical beach, with his sack of gifts over his shoulder.

The designer's initials AH (for Aleysha Howarth) are below, on the sand at Santa's feet. The Perth Mint’s P mint mark is on the right.

In two lines above, the inscription MERRY CHRISTMAS.

Reverse Inscription MERRY CHRISTMAS
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Notes

Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated, coloured.
Packaging: in Philatelic and Numismatic Cover (PNC), in a beautifully designed card that fits inside a similarly illustrated envelope with a circular window revealing the coin’s reverse and obverse designs. The vividly illustrated envelope features the Island’s famous red crabs and a red-necked frigatebird playfully portrayed in Santa hats. The crabs also appear in the shape of a Christmas tree on the Australia Post 65c stamp, suitably stamped with a Christmas Island WA 6798 post-mark. The envelope is endorsed with Australia Post’s Seal of Authenticity.
Item ID: 16Y55AAA
Issue price: AU$ 14.50, US$ 11.41

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One Dollar 2015 Merry Christmas: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeOne Dollar, Large
Issued2015
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value1 (x Dollar)
Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
MaterialAluminium-Bronze
DesignerAleysha Howarth
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size30.600 mm
Thickness3.100 mm
Mass13.500 g
OCC IDRMKG-EZAC-BKML-ONXQ
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