One Dollar 2021 Ginger Meggs - 1921, Coin from Australia - detailed information

One Dollar 2021 Ginger Meggs - 1921, Coin from Australia
CoinOne Dollar 2021 Ginger Meggs - 1921

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 coloured $1 coin was issued in a two-coin sets marking 100 years since the release of Ginger Meggs.

The Mint says about it:
"A century ago, Sydney artist Jimmy Bancks created an iconic Aussie character, a red-headed boy called Ginger Meggs. Part battler, part larrikin, part philosopher, Ginger Meggs is one of Australia’s most successful cultural figures, ranking alongside Dame Edna, Crocodile Dundee and Blinky Bill. Following Jimmy Bancks' death in 1952, the Ginger Meggs comic strip has been produced by a succession of talented artists, most recently Jason Chatfield since 2007."

These coins are Non-Circulating Legal Tender (collector issue). No coins of this type have been released into circulation.

MintRoyal Australian Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage35,000
Obverse
Australia / One Dollar 2021 Ginger Meggs - 1921 - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin depicts the crowned old bust of Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the Royal Diamond Diadem crown worn for her Coronation (effigy known as the "Fifth Portrait" worldwide but "Sixth Portrait" in Australia, where the Queen's portrait by Vladimir Gottwald was fifth).

The Queen also wears the Coronation Necklace; originally made for Queen Victoria in 1858, it was also worn at the coronations (as Queen's Consort) of Queen Alexandra in 1902, Queen Mary in 1911 and Queen Elizabeth (the Queen mother) in 1937.

Unlike on British coinage, the effigy is "uncouped" (includes the Queen's shoulders) and extends almost to the rim of the coin; consequently, the legend does not run continuously around the rim.

The artist's initials JC (for Jody Clark) are incuse in tiny letters in the left field of the effigy (on the Queen's right shoulder, near the rim).

Around the effigy is the monarch's legend and the date: ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021
Reverse
Australia / One Dollar 2021 Ginger Meggs - 1921 - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin shows a coloured cartoon representation of the characters from the comic book More Adventures of Ginger Meggs (Series 24, 1947), as illustrated by James “Jimmy” Bancks on the published comic cover. Ginger Meggs holds a cricket bat.

On three lines above, Bancks' GINGER MEGGS ("GINGER MEGGS" is in colour). On the right, the value and denomination 1 DOLLAR. Below, the year when the series started: 1921.

Reverse Inscription Bancks' GINGER MEGGS 1 DOLLAR 1921
EdgeMilled interrupted, in seven sectionsEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

The designs for the coins in the Centenary of Ginger Meggs Coin Set were approved by the Assistant Treasurer in Currency (Australian Coins) Amendment (2021 Royal Australian Mint No. 1) Determination 2021 on 17 March 2021.

Issued in Set
Centenary of Ginger Meggs - Two Coin Set, mintage unknown
2 coins: $1 Ginger Meggs - 1921, $1 Ginger Meggs - 2021
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One Dollar 2021 Ginger Meggs - 1921: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeOne Dollar, NCLT
Issued2021
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Australian version)
Face Value1 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage35,000
Mintage Limit35,000
CurrentYes
MaterialAluminium-Bronze
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size25.000 mm
Mass9.000 g
OCC IDLBRP-ORRC-RRZA-OMNY
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