|Coin||One Dollar 2019 (Gottwald Portrait)|
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.
This coin was issued in a mint set marking the introduction of the Queen's Fifth Effigy in Australia, called Effigies Over Time. The set - with a mintage of 20, 000 - featured $2 with the Jody Clark portrait, $1 with the Gottwald portrait, 50 cents with the Ian Rank-Broadley portrait, 20 cents with the Maklouf portrait, 10 cents with the Machin portrait and 5 cents the with Mary Gillick portrait.
Crowned head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (by Vladimir Gottwald). 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 Ian Rank-Broadley portraits, and the King Faisal of Saudi Arabia Necklace.
A small G in a circle under the portrait represents the artist's initial.
Around the effigy is the monarch's legend and the date: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019.
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.
|Edge||Milled interrupted, in seven sections||Edge Inscription||None
The coin was issued in Brilliant Uncirculated finish.
Effigies Over Time 2019 Six Coin Uncirculated Set, Royal Australian Mint Product Code: 10163, issue price: A$35.00, mintage limit 20,000.
From the Royal Australian Mint:
"A new era in Australia’s coinage begins in 2019 with the introduction of a new effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on Australia’s coins. This Six-Coin Uncirculated Set celebrates this historic event with a different effigy of the Queen, from 1953 to 2019, on each coin. A significant collector’s item for those interested in Australian coins, our history, or royal memorabilia."