|Coin||One Dollar 2019 Moon Landing|
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 the 2019 Royal Australian Mint six-coin annual mints sets (uncirculated and proof). The theme of the sets is the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing by the Apollo 11 mission. The sets feature two one-year type Non-Circulating Legal Tender (NCLT) coins: a five cent coin showing the lunar landing site on the Sea of Tranquility, and this one dollar coin showing the Honeysuckle Creek Tracking Station in Australia, which broadcast the historic moonwalk to the entire world.
No coins of this type were issued into circulation.
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.
On the upper right side of the coin, there is a representation of the Honeysuckle Creek tracking station above two curved parallel lines extending across the coin horizontally. In the lower sector there is a representation of a workstation with buttons and a screen displaying an astronaut and a landing module on the surface of the moon; two men are seated next to that workstation, one of them wearing a headphone and writing in an open book.
Around above left, the value and denomination ONE DOLLAR. Across the middle of the coin, between the two curved lines, 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MOON LANDING.
The designer's signature AWB (for Adam Ball) is in the right field.
||ONE DOLLAR 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MOON LANDING
|Edge||Milled interrupted, in seven sections||Edge Inscription||None
The coin design was approved by the Assistant Treasurer in Currency (Royal Australian Mint) Determination (No. 3) 2018 on 18 June 2018.
Issued in 6-coin mint sets 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing, uncirculated (RAM Product Code: 10091, issue price: AU$25) and proof (RAM Product Code: 10076, issue price: AU$100).