One Dollar 2016 Changeover, Coin from Australia - detailed information

One Dollar 2016 Changeover, Coin from Australia
CoinOne Dollar 2016 Changeover

The one dollar coin denomination (written as $1) was introduced in Australia in 1984, replacing the earlier banknotes. The original definitive type featuring five kangaroos has not been changed since its introduction and is still issued regularly.

Apart from the regular design, the Royal Australian Mint issues a large variety of circulating commemorative one dollar coins which have the same specifications and circulate in parallel with the definitive type - such as this one.

On the 50th anniversary of Australian decimal currency, the Royal Australian Mint released a special series of coins commemorating the earlier, pre-decimal currency of the country. The modern circulating designs were joined by depictions of Australia's pre decimal coins on the obverse.

The story of Australian currency runs parallel with the nation's history of progression. As early European settlers improvised a monetary system, international coins, promissory notes and the infamous rum trade were all visible in the early 1800s. The first coins "minted" in Australia were created by removing a piece from the centre of a Spanish dollar, forming two separate coins known as the Holey Dollar and Dump.

The gold rush of the mid-19th Century resulted in many unofficial tokens and ingots until the Sydney Mint opened in 1855, producing sovereigns which were largely identical to their British counterparts. This English influence remained strong and the new national currency of 1910 inevitably emulated English pounds, shillings and pence.

On 14 February 1966, the changeover to decimal currency transformed the nation, as Australia joined a worldwide currency trend. The uniquely Australian images of the decimal coins are still cherished on their 50th anniversary.

As a tribute to Australia's coin history, each coin of the Changeover series features depictions of coin designs from years past. The one dollar coin shows the second Coat of Arms design which was used on pre-decimal florin coins after 1937.

Unlike earlier commemorative dollar coins, the commemorative design is on the obverse, while the reverse has the traditional Mob of Kangaroos design.

MintRoyal Australian Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage665,888, Rarity: N (Normal)
Obverse
Australia / One Dollar 2016 Changeover - obverse photo

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). The effigy is much smaller than on regular coins.

Below the effigy, a stylised depiction of a coin carrying the Coat of Arms of the Commonwealth of Australia as authorised by Royal Warrant 19 September 1912, which was displayed on florin coins after 1937. It comprises a shield divided into six parts, each containing a representation of the badge of a State (although that of South Australia is depicted as three sheaves of wheat above a rising sun instead of the authorised Piping Shrike). The shield is supported by a kangaroo and an emu standing on a grassy mound accompanied by small branches of wattle. Above the shield is a crown instead of the Federation star. Around below, AUSTRALIA. Denomination and date are not depicted.

Around above, the monarch's legend and the date: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2016. Around below, FIFTY YEARS.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2016 FIFTY YEARS
Reverse
Australia / One Dollar 2016 Changeover - reverse photo

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
Notes

Total mintage is comprised of:

359,000 circulation coins minted during the 2015/2016 financial year.
202,000 circulation coins minted during the 2016/2017 financial year.
61,468 + 1,250 brilliant uncirculated coins minted during the 2015/2016 financial year (in two different sets).
5,000 brilliant uncirculated coins with a C counterstamp, in "Enlighten" packaging, minted during the 2015/2016 financial year.
9,227 brilliant uncirculated coins in Postal Numismatic Cover, minted during the 2015/2016 financial year.
2,103 brilliant uncirculated coins minted during the 2016/2017 financial year.
20,852 proof coins minted during the 2015/2016 financial year.
4,988 proof coins minted during the 2016/2017 financial year.

Source of original information

Coins struck during 2015/2016 financial year (RAM Item Codes (none), 210414, 310668, 310894, 310979, 510901):
Royal Australian Mint (2016). 2015-2016 Annual Report, p96, p99, p103, p104, p107. Retrieved from https://www.ramint.gov.au/annual-reports (PDF)

Coins struck during 2016/2017 financial year (RAM Item Codes (none), 210414, 310668):
Royal Australian Mint (2017). 2016-2017 Annual Report, p98, p101. Retrieved from https://www.ramint.gov.au/annual-reports (PDF)

One Dollar 2016 Changeover: Known varieties
Variety In mint sets
Mintage Issued: 64,821 (included in total)
In Set 2016 Six Coin Uncirculated Set - The Changeover, mintage 63,571
6 coins: $2 Aboriginal Elder, $1 Mob of Roos, 50 Cents, 20 Cents, 10 Cents, 5 Cents
- variety: 2016 Six Coin Uncirculated Set - The Changeover (WMF Edition), mintage 1,250 (not included in the above set)
Variety In PNC
Mintage Issued: 9,227 (included in total)
Details

In Postal Numismatic Cover (PNC) Decimal Currency 1966 > 2006; first day of issue 9 February 2016. Issue price AU$17.95. Issue limit: 9,000; actual mintage: 9,227. Called "$1 uncirculated 50th anniversary of decimal currency clamshell" in the mint report; Item Code: 310979.

Variety C Counterstamp
Mintage Issued: 5,000 (included in total)
Details

"The Mint and DPS collaboration continued with the Mint setting up a mobile press in Parliament House over four nights during the Canberra-wide Enlighten festival in March 2016. An estimated 600 people counterstamped a commemorative $1 coin housed in special Enlighten‑themed packaging, the first time in the history of the Mint that the obverse side of a coin had been counterstamped."

Item Code: 310894. Issue price AU$10.

Variety Proof FDC
Mintage Issued: 25,840 (included in total)
In Set 2016 Six Coin Proof Set - The Changeover, mintage 25,840
6 coins: $2 Aboriginal Elder, $1 Mob of Roos, 50 Cents, 20 Cents, 10 Cents, 5 Cents
One Dollar 2016 Changeover: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Royal Australian Mint 2016 Mint link
Royal Australian Mint 2018 Mintage link
Showing 100 from a total of 173 coins of type: One Dollar
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
One Dollar 1984 186,144,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1984
One Dollar 1985 96,200,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1985
One Dollar 1986 Year of Peace 25,167,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1986
One Dollar 1987 (mint sets only) 270,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1987
One Dollar 1988 Australian Bicentenary 21,600,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1988
One Dollar 1989 (mint sets only) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1989
One Dollar 1990 (mint sets only) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1990
One Dollar 1991 (mint sets only) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1991
One Dollar 1992 8,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1992
One Dollar 1993 Landcare 18,157,036 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1993
One Dollar 1994 47,639,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1994
One Dollar 1995 21,412,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1995
One Dollar 1996 Sir Henry Parkes 26,572,010 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1996
One Dollar 1997 Kingsford-Smith 24,381,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1997
One Dollar 1998 16,248,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1998
One Dollar 1999 International Year of Older Persons 29,218,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1999
One Dollar 2000 7,627,153 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2000
One Dollar 2001 Centenary of Federation 28,449,967 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2001
One Dollar 2001 International Year of Volunteers 6,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2001
One Dollar 2002 Year of the Outback 34,401,832 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2002
One Dollar 2003 Volunteers 4,149,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2003
One Dollar 2003 Centenary of Women's Suffrage 10,007,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2003
One Dollar 2004 8,850,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2004
One Dollar 2005 Mob of Roos 5,825,520 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2005
One Dollar 2005 60th Anniversary of the End of WWII 34,200,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2005
One Dollar 2006 38,900,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2006
One Dollar 2007 Mob of Roos (mint sets only) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2007
One Dollar 2007 APEC 20,108,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2007
One Dollar 2008 Mob of Roos 30,106,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2008
One Dollar 2008 Centenary of Scouting 17,200,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2008
One Dollar 2009 Mob of Roos 21,200,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2009
One Dollar 2009 Age Pension 21,300,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2009
One Dollar 2010 Mob of Roos 16,700,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2010
One Dollar 2010 Centenary of Girl Guiding 12,600,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2010
One Dollar 2011 Mob of Roos 17,900,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2011
One Dollar 2011 CHOGM 9,400,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2011
One Dollar 2012 (mint sets only) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2012
One Dollar 2013 20,900,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2013
One Dollar 2014 Mob of Roos 1,052,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2014
One Dollar 2014 ANZAC 21,800,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2014
One Dollar 2015 Mob of Roos 22,300,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2015
One Dollar 2015 ANZAC 1,300,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2015
One Dollar 2016 Mob of Roos 30,200,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2016
One Dollar 2016 ANZAC 2,190,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2016
One Dollar 2016 Changeover 665,888 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2016 FIFTY YEARS
One Dollar 2017 Mob of Roos 11,100,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2017
One Dollar 2017 ANZAC 1,900,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2017
One Dollar 2017 Possum Magic - Invisible Hush 401,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2017
One Dollar 2017 Possum Magic - Cycling in Search of Food 401,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2017
One Dollar 2017 Possum Magic - Eating Lamingtons 401,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2017
One Dollar 2017 Possum Magic - Visible Hush 401,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2017
One Dollar 2018 Mob of Roos 12,800,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2018
One Dollar 2018 ANZAC 2,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2018
One Dollar 2018 Gold Coast Games - Design 1 450,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2018
One Dollar 2018 Gold Coast Games - Design 2 450,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2018
One Dollar 2018 Gold Coast Games - Design 3 450,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2018
One Dollar 2018 Gold Coast Games - Design 4 450,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2018
One Dollar 2019 Mob or Roos (Fourth Portrait) 13,237,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
One Dollar 2019 A - Australia Post 537,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
One Dollar 2019 B - Boomerang 523,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
One Dollar 2019 C - Cricket 523,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
One Dollar 2019 D - Didgeridoo 523,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
One Dollar 2019 E - Esky 523,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
One Dollar 2019 F - Footy 523,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
One Dollar 2019 G - G’day 523,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
One Dollar 2019 H - Hills Hoist 523,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
One Dollar 2019 I - Iced Vovo 523,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
One Dollar 2019 J - Jackaroo and Jillaroo 523,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
One Dollar 2019 K - Kangaroo 523,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
One Dollar 2019 L - Lamington 523,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
One Dollar 2019 M - Meat Pie 523,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
One Dollar 2019 N - Neighbours 523,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
One Dollar 2019 O - Outback 523,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
One Dollar 2019 P - Platypus 523,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
One Dollar 2019 Q - Quokka 523,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
One Dollar 2019 R - Royal Flying Doctor Service 523,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
One Dollar 2019 S - Surf Life Saving 523,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
One Dollar 2019 T - Thongs 523,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
One Dollar 2019 U - Ute 523,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
One Dollar 2019 V - Vegemite 523,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
One Dollar 2019 W - Weet-bix 523,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
One Dollar 2019 X - Xantippe 523,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
One Dollar 2019 Y - Yowie 523,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
One Dollar 2019 Z - Zooper Dooper 523,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
One Dollar 2019 Mr Squiggle - Balloons 365,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2019
One Dollar 2019 Mr Squiggle - Rocket 365,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2019
One Dollar 2019 Mob of Roos (Fifth Portrait) 2,300,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2019
One Dollar 2020 Mob of Roos 430,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020
One Dollar 2020 Qantas 600,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020
One Dollar 2020 Donation Dollar 12,500,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2021 Mob of Roos 100,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021
One Dollar 2021 A - Akubra 456,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021
One Dollar 2021 B - BBQ 456,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021
One Dollar 2021 C - Cherry Ripe 456,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021
One Dollar 2021 D - Dingo 456,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021
One Dollar 2021 E - Emu 456,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021
One Dollar 2021 F - Flies 456,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021
One Dollar 2021 G - Great Barrier Reef 681,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021
One Dollar 2021 H - Home and Away 456,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021
One Dollar 2021 I - Ironbark 456,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021
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One Dollar 2016 Changeover: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeOne Dollar Circulating Commemorative
Issued2016
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value1 (x Dollar)
Circulation Mintage561,000
Total Mintage665,888, Rarity: N (Normal)
CurrentYes
MaterialAluminium-Bronze
DesignerStuart Devlin
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size25.2000 mm
Thickness3.4600 mm
Mass9.0000 g
OCC IDYMXK-DEKQ-CGNY-EWQJ
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