One Dollar 2017 Possum Magic - Visible Hush, Coin from Australia - detailed information

One Dollar 2017 Possum Magic - Visible Hush, Coin from Australia
CoinOne Dollar 2017 Possum Magic - Visible Hush

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.

In 2017, the Royal Australian Mint released a series of circulating and collector coins which highlight one of the country’s newer, though very popular, children’s stories - Possum Magic.

Possum Magic, a book written by Merrion Frances “Mem” Fox, follows the story of two Australian possums, Grandma Poss and her grandchild Hush. Originally written in 1978, the book was rejected by nine publishers until one, Omnibus Books, asked for it to be reduced in size by two-thirds and that all of the animals be Australian animals to focus on the Australian theme. Thus, Possum Magic was published with the story of Grandma Poss using her possum magic to turn Hush invisible to protect the child from the dangers of the Australian Bush. Forgetting how to make Hush visible again, Grandma Poss and Hush set out on an adventure to tour Australia to find a cure.

The coins, which include four $1 coins and three colour-printed $2 coins, depict some of the more memorable original illustrations created by Julie Vivas, whose artwork was included in the published story. She also created a new reverse design which shows Hush reading a book - perhaps her own copy of Possum Magic - which appears on a one cent coin.

This is the fourth and final of the four one-dollar coins in the series, which illustrates the happy ending in which Hush is visible again.

MintRoyal Australian Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage401,000
Obverse
Australia / One Dollar 2017 Possum Magic - Visible Hush - obverse photo

The obverse 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 small 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 2017.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2017
Reverse
Australia / One Dollar 2017 Possum Magic - Visible Hush - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin shows the happy ending of children's book Possum Magic in which Grandma Poss - along with assorted friends - looks at baby possum Hush who has managed to become "forever visible" again.

Around above, the name of the series: POSSUM MAGIC.

Below, the value and denomination: 1 DOLLAR.

Reverse Inscription POSSUM MAGIC 1 DOLLAR
EdgeMilled interrupted, in seven sectionsEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

The coins were issued through a "corporate program" partnership between the mint and Woolworths Supermarkets, with customers receiving the $2 coins in their change. There were 401,000 mint sets containing the four $1 coins - which were only struck for the sets and were not supposed to be released into circulation. However, their mintage was relatively large for a collector set and not all of them were sold; the remaining sets were broken up and the coins in them given to Woolworths customers in change, so they ended up circulating for a while - after which they were hoarded by collectors and soon stopped showing up in change.

Issued in Set
Possum Magic 2017 Coin Collection, mintage 401,000
8 coins: $2 (Blue) Invisible Hush, $2 (Purple) Hush Eats Vegemite Sandwich, $2 (Orange) Hush Visible Again, $1 Invisible Hush, $1 Cycling in Search of Food, $1 Eating Lamingtons, $1 Hush Visible Again, 1 Cent Possum Magic
One Dollar 2017 Possum Magic - Visible Hush: References to Information Used
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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 2017 Possum Magic - Visible Hush: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeOne Dollar Circulating Commemorative
Issued2017
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value1 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage401,000
CurrentYes
MaterialAluminium-Bronze
DesignerJulie Vivas
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size25.2000 mm
Thickness3.4600 mm
Mass9.0000 g
OCC IDRWKZ-EJNC-VVKJ-EXGL
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