One Dollar 2021 Heroes of the Sky, Coin from Australia - detailed information

One Dollar 2021 Heroes of the Sky, Coin from Australia
CoinOne Dollar 2021 Heroes of the Sky

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.

The Royal Australian Mint issued these non-circulating collector coins to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).

The Royal Australian Air Force, formed in March 1921, is the aerial warfare branch of the Australian Defence Force. It operates the majority of the ADF's fixed wing aircraft, although both the Australian Army and Royal Australian Navy also operate aircraft in various roles.

The Aluminium-Bronze coins have the same specifications as the circulating $1; there is also a silver version. All versions were issued with a mint mark or privy mark. No coins of this type were released into circulation.

MintRoyal Australian Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintageunknown
Obverse

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The Queen also wears the Coronation Necklace; originally made for Queen Victoria in 1858, it was also worn at the coronations (as Queen's Consort) of Queen Alexandra in 1902, Queen Mary in 1911 and Queen Elizabeth (the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 includes the Queen's shoulders. On regular circulating coins it extends almost to the rim of the coin. Consequently, on them the legend does not run continuously around the rim. On commemorative coins the effigy is smaller and the value and denomination are below.

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 · 1 DOLLAR ·.

The value and denomination · 1 DOLLAR · are around below.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Reverse
Australia / One Dollar 2021 Heroes of the Sky - reverse photo

The reverse design shows, on a background of four thick decorative lines, a front view of three airborne aeroplanes, used at various stages in the history of the RAAF: a S.E.5a biplane, a Lockheed P-3 Orion (a four-engine turboprop anti-submarine and maritime surveillance aircraft), and a Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II supersonic stealth fighter.

To the left, a wedge-tailed eagle in flight - as it is depicted on the badge of the Royal Australian Air Force.

Below left, the anniversary dates 1921 · 2021.

On two lines below, ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE

The initials of the designer, AS (for Aleksandra Stokic) are to the right, below the wing of F-35.

All coins were issued with a mint mark or a privy mark - letters B, C, M or S.

Reverse Inscription 1921 · 2021 ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE
EdgeMilled interrupted, in seven sectionsEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

The coin design was approved by the Assistant Minister for Treasury and Finance in Currency (Australian Coins) Amendment (2020 Royal Australian Mint No. 5) Determination 2020 on 5 November 2020.

See also

The same reverse design was also used on a gold $10 (1/10 oz) coin.

One Dollar 2021 Heroes of the Sky: Known varieties
Variety Mint mark C, in sets
Images Australia / One Dollar 2021 Heroes of the Sky / Mint mark C, in sets - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: unknown
Details

A small letter C in relief in the upper left of the reverse design. C is for Canberra, the federal capital of Australia, where the Royal Australian Mint is located. The letter is called a "mint mark" by the mint and is treated differently from the other letters which are considered "privy marks".

In Set Heroes of the Sky - Centenary of the Royal Australian Air Force 2021 $1 Set, mintage unknown
4 coins: $1 Heroes of the Sky C mint mark, $1 Heroes of the Sky B privy mark, $1 Heroes of the Sky M privy mark, $1 Heroes of the Sky S privy mark
Variety Mint mark C, in card
Mintage Issued: unknown
Details

Individually carded coins with C mint mark, in a selection of blister cards.

Variety Privy mark B
Images Australia / One Dollar 2021 Heroes of the Sky / Privy mark B - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: unknown
Details

A small letter B (for Brisbane, the capital of Queensland) incuse within a raised square in the upper left of the reverse design.

In Set Heroes of the Sky - Centenary of the Royal Australian Air Force 2021 $1 Set, mintage unknown
4 coins: $1 Heroes of the Sky C mint mark, $1 Heroes of the Sky B privy mark, $1 Heroes of the Sky M privy mark, $1 Heroes of the Sky S privy mark
Variety Privy mark M
Images Australia / One Dollar 2021 Heroes of the Sky / Privy mark M - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: unknown
Details

A small letter M (for Melbourne, the capital of Victoria) incuse within a raised square in the upper left of the reverse design.

In Set Heroes of the Sky - Centenary of the Royal Australian Air Force 2021 $1 Set, mintage unknown
4 coins: $1 Heroes of the Sky C mint mark, $1 Heroes of the Sky B privy mark, $1 Heroes of the Sky M privy mark, $1 Heroes of the Sky S privy mark
Variety Privy mark S
Images Australia / One Dollar 2021 Heroes of the Sky / Privy mark S - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: unknown
Details

A small letter S (for Sydney, the capital of New South Wales) incuse within a raised square in the upper left of the reverse design.

In Set Heroes of the Sky - Centenary of the Royal Australian Air Force 2021 $1 Set, mintage unknown
4 coins: $1 Heroes of the Sky C mint mark, $1 Heroes of the Sky B privy mark, $1 Heroes of the Sky M privy mark, $1 Heroes of the Sky S privy mark
Variety Silver Proof
Images Australia / One Dollar 2021 Heroes of the Sky / Silver Proof - obverse photo Australia / One Dollar 2021 Heroes of the Sky / Silver Proof - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: unknown. Mintage limit: 5,500
Material0.999 Silver
Details

11.66 g of 99.9% silver, with C mint mark.

Issued individually boxed. RAM Product Code: 10403. Issue price: A$60.00.

All (23) Coins of Country: Australia, Type: One Dollar (NCLT)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
One Dollar 1999 (Silver, Shilling) 15,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1999 · ONE DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2006 (Silver, Second Portrait) 5,829 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2006
One Dollar 2010 (Gold, Gottwald Portrait) 500 Queen Elizabeth - Portrait by Gottwald ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2010
One Dollar 2010 Burke and Wills unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2010
One Dollar 2011 Riding on the Sheep's Back unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2011
One Dollar 2019 Moon Landing unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
One Dollar 2019 (Gottwald Portrait) 20,000 Queen Elizabeth - Portrait by Gottwald ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
One Dollar 2020 Year of the Rat unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2020 Good Luck unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2020 Qantas - The Flying Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2020 Qantas - Fysh and MgGinnes unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2020 Qantas - Avro 504 unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2020 Qantas - Empire Flying Boat unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2020 Qantas - Double Sunrise Service unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2020 Qantas - Kangaroo Route unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2020 Qantas - Boeing 707 unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2020 Qantas - Boeing 747 unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2020 Qantas - Australian Airlines Merger unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2020 Qantas - Airbus A380 unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2020 Qantas - Boeing 787 unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2020 Eureka! Australia's Gold Rush unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2021 Heroes of the Sky unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2021 Kangaroo Toys unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021
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One Dollar 2021 Heroes of the Sky: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeOne Dollar (NCLT)
Issued2021
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
Face Value1 (x Dollar)
Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
MaterialAluminium-Bronze
DesignerAleksandra Stokic
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size25.000 mm
Mass9.000 g
OCC IDRMKG-OZAC-BVRG-ENXQ
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Heroes of the Sky 2021 $1 'C' Mintmark Silver Proof Coin
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Heroes of the Sky 2021 $1 'C' Mintmark Silver Proof Coin
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Heroes of the Sky - Centenary of the Royal Australian Air Force
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Notes: C mint mark.
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Heroes of the Sky - Centenary of the Royal Australian Air Force
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Notes: B privy mark.
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Heroes of the Sky - Centenary of the Royal Australian Air Force
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Notes: M privy mark.
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Heroes of the Sky - Centenary of the Royal Australian Air Force
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Notes: S privy mark.
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