One Dollar 2019 (Fourth Portrait), Coin from Australia - detailed information

One Dollar 2019 (Fourth Portrait), Coin from Australia
CoinOne Dollar 2019 (Fourth Portrait)

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 featuring five kangaroos - known in Australia as the "Mob of Roos" design - has not been changed since its introduction.

Some of these coins were released in October 2018 and due to their date which was then in the future were known for a while as the "time traveller" coins. These were the special issue coins with privy marks - incorrectly called mint marks - of A, U or S incuse in a square above the AR of DOLLAR, and a tiny (microtext) number 35 between the three kangaroos on the left, to mark the 35th anniversary of the denomination. The Royal Australian Mint announced these (after they had been in circulation for some time) as a "coin hunt" and distributed albums for collectors, with three slots for the three coins with different privy marks, and a magnifying glass to help see the tiny 35 marking.

Coins with this design were not included in this year's uncirculated and proof sets, which featured instead a Non-Circulating Legal Tender $1 design marking the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing.

Coins issued in 2019 have now been in circulation for only one year.

MintRoyal Australian Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage6,199,000 (6.2 million)
Obverse
Australia / One Dollar 2019 (Fourth Portrait) - 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).

Around the effigy is the monarch's legend and the date: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
Reverse
Australia / One Dollar 2019 (Fourth Portrait) - 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.

Some coins have privy marks of A, U or S incuse in a square above the AR of DOLLAR, and a tiny (microtext) number 35 between the three kangaroos on the left, to mark the 35th anniversary of the denomination.

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

Total mintage is comprised of:

1,662,000 circulation coins minted during the 2018/2019 financial year - no privy mark.
1,513,000 circulation coins minted during the 2018/2019 financial year - privy mark 'A'.
1,512,000 circulation coins minted during the 2018/2019 financial year - privy mark 'U'.
1,512,000 circulation coins minted during the 2018/2019 financial year - privy mark 'S'.

Source of original information

Coins struck during 2018/2019 financial year :
Royal Australian Mint (2019). 2018-2019 Annual Report, p102. Retrieved from https://www.ramint.gov.au/annual-reports (PDF)

These coins were not included in the mint sets of the year, which instead had the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing $1 (NCLT) coin.

These are the last regular Australian $1 coins featuring the Queen's Fourth Portrait.

On 2 March 2015 the Royal Mint revealed a new effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, which went into production in the United Kingdom that very day. The new portrait was designed by Jody Clark, the first Royal Mint engraver to be chosen to create a definitive royal coinage portrait in over 100 years.

At that time, the Royal Australian Mint decided to continue with the Fourth Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley. This was changed halfway through 2019; consequently, in 2019 some one dollar coins were issued with the Fourth Portrait and some with the Fifth Portrait.

One Dollar 2019 (Fourth Portrait): Known varieties
Variety Privy mark A
Images Australia / One Dollar 2019 (Fourth Portrait) / Privy mark A - obverse photo Australia / One Dollar 2019 (Fourth Portrait) / Privy mark A - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 1,513,000 (included in total)
Details

Released as part of the Australia’s Dollar Discovery event to mark the 35th anniversary of the denomination.

Variety Privy mark U
Images Australia / One Dollar 2019 (Fourth Portrait) / Privy mark U - obverse photo Australia / One Dollar 2019 (Fourth Portrait) / Privy mark U - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 1,512,000 (included in total)
Details

Released as part of the Australia’s Dollar Discovery event to mark the 35th anniversary of the denomination.

Variety Privy mark S
Images Australia / One Dollar 2019 (Fourth Portrait) / Privy mark S - obverse photo Australia / One Dollar 2019 (Fourth Portrait) / Privy mark S - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 1,512,000 (included in total)
Details

Released as part of the Australia’s Dollar Discovery event to mark the 35th anniversary of the denomination.

Variety Gold Proof FDC
Images Australia / One Dollar 2019 (Fourth Portrait) / Gold Proof FDC - obverse photo Australia / One Dollar 2019 (Fourth Portrait) / Gold Proof FDC - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 50
Material0.9999 Gold
Details

21.52 g of 99.99% gold.

In mint set:
Last of the Ian Rank-Broadley Effigy 2019 Gold Proof Year Set, Royal Australian Mint Product Code: 10109; issue price: A$9,995.00, mintage limit: 50.

Variety Proof FDC
Images Australia / One Dollar 2019 (Fourth Portrait) / Proof FDC - obverse photo Australia / One Dollar 2019 (Fourth Portrait) / Proof FDC - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: unknown
Details

Proof coins in mint set:

Possum Magic 2019 Proof Baby Coin Set, six coin proof set with a Possum Magic coloured 50c coin, Royal Australian Mint Product Code: 10093, issue price: A$125.00
2019 Milestones and Celebrations Six Coin Set in a presentation case with an engravable plate for a personal message and a choice of “Happy Birthday”, “Anniversary” or “Congratulations” band wraps, issue price: A$130.00.

Variety In mint sets
Images Australia / One Dollar 2019 (Fourth Portrait) / In mint sets - obverse photo Australia / One Dollar 2019 (Fourth Portrait) / In mint sets - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: unknown
Details

Brilliant Unirculated coins in mint set:

Possum Magic 2019 Uncirculated Baby Coin Set, six coin set with a Possum Magic 50c coin, Royal Australian Mint Product Code: 10092, issue price: A$45.00

Variety Silver Proof FDC
Images Australia / One Dollar 2019 (Fourth Portrait) / Silver Proof FDC - obverse photo Australia / One Dollar 2019 (Fourth Portrait) / Silver Proof FDC - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: unknown
Material0.999 Silver
Details

11.66 g of 99.9% silver.

In mint set:
Last of the Ian Rank-Broadley Effigy 2019 Fine Silver Proof Year Set, Royal Australian Mint Product Code: 10108; issue price: A$350.00, mintage limit: 1,000.

Variety Panda privy mark
Images Australia / One Dollar 2019 (Fourth Portrait) / Panda privy mark - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: unknown
Details

Special release for the Beijing International Coin Exposition, in card. Royal Australian Mint Product Code: 10458. Issue price: A$15.00. Mintage limit: 7,500.

The mint says: "The giant panda, with its delightful and distinctive black-and-white markings, is featured as a Privy Mark on this 2019 $1 Uncirculated Coin, a special release by the Royal Australian Mint for the 2019 Beijing International Coin Exposition. The combination of our ‘mob of roos’ and the panda, a beloved national treasure of China, celebrates the relationship between China and Australia."

All (78) Coins of Country: Australia, 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 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 (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 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 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 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 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 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 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 30,200,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2016
One Dollar 2016 ANZAC 2,090,000 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 unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2017
One Dollar 2017 ANZAC unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2017
One Dollar 2018 unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2018
One Dollar 2018 ANZAC unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2018
One Dollar 2019 (Fourth Portrait) 6,199,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
One Dollar 2019 A - Australia Post unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
One Dollar 2019 B - Boomerang unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
One Dollar 2019 C - Cricket unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
One Dollar 2019 D - Didgeridoo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
One Dollar 2019 E - Esky unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
One Dollar 2019 F - Footy unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
One Dollar 2019 G - G’day unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
One Dollar 2019 H - Hills Hoist unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
One Dollar 2019 I - Iced Vovo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
One Dollar 2019 J - Jackaroo and Jillaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
One Dollar 2019 K - Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
One Dollar 2019 L - Lamington unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
One Dollar 2019 M - Meat Pie unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
One Dollar 2019 N - Neighbours unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
One Dollar 2019 O - Outback unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
One Dollar 2019 P - Platypus unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
One Dollar 2019 Q - Quokka unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
One Dollar 2019 R - Royal Flying Doctor Service unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
One Dollar 2019 S - Surf Life Saving unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
One Dollar 2019 T - Thongs unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
One Dollar 2019 U - Ute unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
One Dollar 2019 V - Vegemite unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
One Dollar 2019 W - Weet-bix unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
One Dollar 2019 X - Xantippe unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
One Dollar 2019 Y - Yowie unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
One Dollar 2019 Z - Zooper Dooper unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
One Dollar 2019 (Fifth Portrait) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2019
One Dollar 2020 unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020
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One Dollar 2019 (Fourth Portrait): Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeOne Dollar Mob of Roos
Issued2019
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value1 (x Dollar)
Circulation Mintage6,199,000 (6.2 million)
Total Mintage6,199,000 (6.2 million)
CurrentYes
MaterialAluminium-Bronze
DesignerStuart Devlin
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size25.200 mm
Thickness3.460 mm
Mass9.000 g
OCC IDRWKZ-EJNC-LVWD-EXGL
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One Dollar 2019 (Fourth Portrait): Photos
ImageDetails
Last of the Ian Rank-Broadley Effigy
Copyright: Royal Australian Mint
Notes: Gold Proof set box.
Source
2019 $1 Gold Proof
Copyright: Royal Australian Mint
Notes: Gold Proof.
Source
2019 $1 Gold Proof
Copyright: Royal Australian Mint
Notes: Gold Proof.
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Last of the Ian Rank-Broadley Effigy - $1
Copyright: Royal Australian Mint
Notes: Silver Proof.
Source
Possum Magic Proof Baby Set - $1
Copyright: Royal Australian Mint
Notes: Proof.
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Possum Magic Proof Baby Set - $1
Copyright: Royal Australian Mint
Notes: Proof.
Source
2019 $1 Panda Privy Mark Uncirculated Coin
Copyright: Royal Australian Mint
Notes: Panda Privy Mark.
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2019 $1 Circulating Dollar Coin
Copyright: Royal Australian Mint
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2019 $1 'A' Mintmark Circulating Dollar Discovery Coin
Copyright: Royal Australian Mint
Notes: A privy mark.
Source
2019 $1 'U' Mintmark Circulating Dollar Discovery Coin
Copyright: Royal Australian Mint
Notes: U privy mark.
Source
2019 $1 'S' Mintmark Circulating Dollar Discovery Coin
Copyright: Royal Australian Mint
Notes: S privy mark.
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2019 $1 Circulating Dollar Coin
Copyright: Royal Australian Mint
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One Dollar 2019 (Fourth Portrait): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustralia KM# 489