One Dollar 2022 K - Kelpie, Coin from Australia - detailed information

One Dollar 2022 K - Kelpie, Coin from Australia
CoinOne Dollar 2022 K - Kelpie

The one dollar coin denomination (written as $1) was introduced in Australia in 1984, replacing the earlier banknotes. The original definitive type featuring five kangaroos has not been changed since its introduction and is still issued regularly.

Apart from the regular design, the Royal Australian Mint issues a large variety of circulating commemorative one dollar coins which have the same specifications and circulate in parallel with the definitive type - such as this one.

This circulating commemorative dollar coin is part of the The Great Aussie Coin Hunt 3 campaign - the third series of 26 different $1 coins where each features a letter of the English alphabet and an Australian symbol starting with that letter. K is for Kelpie: the coin for the letter K features the Australian Kelpie sheepdog.

The Australian Kelpie, or simply Kelpie, is an Australian sheepdog capable of mustering and droving with little or no guidance. It is a medium-sized dog and comes in a variety of colours. The Kelpie has been exported throughout the world and is used to muster livestock, primarily sheep, cattle and goats. The breed has been separated into two distinct varieties: the Show (or Bench) Kelpie and the Working Kelpie. The Show Kelpie is seen at conformation dog shows in some countries and is selected for appearance rather than working instinct, while the Working Kelpie is bred for working ability rather than appearance.

Coins issued in 2022 have now been in circulation for less than one year.

MintRoyal Australian Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintageunknown
Obverse
Australia / One Dollar 2022 K - Kelpie - 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The Queen also wears the Coronation Necklace; originally made for Queen Victoria in 1858, it was also worn at the coronations (as Queen's Consort) of Queen Alexandra in 1902, Queen Mary in 1911 and Queen Elizabeth (the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 in tiny letters below left.

Around the effigy is the monarch's legend and the date: ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022
Reverse
Australia / One Dollar 2022 K - Kelpie - reverse photo

The reverse features at its centre a working dog; in the background, three sheep.

Below right, the inscription KELPIE.

Above right, a large letter K; below, the value and denomination 1 DOLLAR, with a large numeral 1 and DOLLAR written across it.

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

Date of issue: 5 May 2022.

See also

Coins in The Great Aussie Coin Hunt 3 series include:
- One Dollar 2022 A - Aussie Aussie Aussie
- One Dollar 2022 B - Bushrangers
- One Dollar 2022 C - Cockatoo
- One Dollar 2022 D - Darrell Lea
- One Dollar 2022 E - Echidna
- One Dollar 2022 F - Farmers
- One Dollar 2022 G - Great Ocean Road
- One Dollar 2022 H - Hooroo
- One Dollar 2022 I - Irukandji Jellyfish
- One Dollar 2022 J - Jumbuck
- One Dollar 2022 K - Kelpie
- One Dollar 2022 L - Luna Park Melbourne
- One Dollar 2022 M - Magpie
- One Dollar 2022 N - Nullarbor Plain
- One Dollar 2022 O - Opal
- One Dollar 2022 P - Pinnacles
- One Dollar 2022 Q - Quoll
- One Dollar 2022 R - R.M. Williams
- One Dollar 2022 S - Surfing
- One Dollar 2022 T - Tasmanian Devil
- One Dollar 2022 U - Undara Lava Tubes
- One Dollar 2022 V - Vanilla Slice
- One Dollar 2022 W - Wattle
- One Dollar 2022 X - Crux
- One Dollar 2022 Y - Yarra Valley
- One Dollar 2022 Z - Zebra Finch

In the earlier "coin hunts", the letter K represented:
2019 K - Kangaroo
2021 K - Koala

One Dollar 2022 K - Kelpie: Known varieties
Variety In mint sets
Mintage Issued: unknown
Details

Brilliant Unirculated coins in RAM mint sets.

In Set Great Aussie Coin Hunt 3, mintage 15,000
Variety In coin sleeve
Mintage Issued: unknown
Details

Individual uncirculated coin in cardboard sleeve.

RAM Product Code: 710206. Release price: AU$ 3.00

Variety In PNC
Mintage Issued: unknown. Mintage limit: 7,500
Details

The Sheepdog Trials 150 Years Postal Numismatic Cover pays homage to the much-loved Kelpie, a distinctive Australian dog breed renowned for its intelligence, tenacity and superior livestock herding ability . The stamp featured is the $1.10 Kelpie design from the Sheepdog Trials: 150 Years stamp issue and is postmarked - 9 May 2022, Hall ACT 2618.

Australia Post SKU #7089401. Issue price: AU$ 17.95

Variety Proof
Images Australia / One Dollar 2022 K - Kelpie / Proof - obverse photo Australia / One Dollar 2022 K - Kelpie / Proof - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: unknown
Details

Proof coins in RAM mint sets.

In Set Great Aussie Coin Hunt 3 - Proof Set, mintage unknown
Variety Silver Proof
Mintage Issued: unknown
Material0.999 Silver
Details

11.66 g of 99.9% silver; diameter 25.20 mm; thickness 3.25 mm. Released in 26-coin set only.

In Set Great Aussie Coin Hunt 3 - Silver Proof Set, mintage unknown
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Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
One Dollar 2021 T - Tim Tam unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021
One Dollar 2021 U - Ulysses Butterfly unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021
One Dollar 2021 V - Victa Lawnmower unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021
One Dollar 2021 W - Witchetty Grub unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021
One Dollar 2021 X - Xanthorrhoea unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021
One Dollar 2021 Y - Yabby unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021
One Dollar 2021 Z - Zinc Sunscreen unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021
One Dollar 2022 Mob of Roos unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022
One Dollar 2022 A - Aussie Aussie Aussie unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022
One Dollar 2022 B - Bushrangers unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022
One Dollar 2022 C - Cockatoo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022
One Dollar 2022 D - Darrell Lea unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022
One Dollar 2022 E - Echidna unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022
One Dollar 2022 F - Farmers unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022
One Dollar 2022 G - Great Ocean Road unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022
One Dollar 2022 H - Hooroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022
One Dollar 2022 I - Irukandji Jellyfish unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022
One Dollar 2022 J - Jumbuck unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022
One Dollar 2022 K - Kelpie unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022
One Dollar 2022 L - Luna Park unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022
One Dollar 2022 M - Magpie unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022
One Dollar 2022 N - Nullarbor Plain unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022
One Dollar 2022 O - Opal unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022
One Dollar 2022 P - Pinnacles unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022
One Dollar 2022 Q - Quoll unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022
One Dollar 2022 R - R. M. Williams unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022
One Dollar 2022 S - Surfing unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022
One Dollar 2022 T - Tasmanian Devil unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022
One Dollar 2022 U - Undara Lava Tubes unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022
One Dollar 2022 V - Vanilla Slice unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022
One Dollar 2022 W - Wattle unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022
One Dollar 2022 X - Crux unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022
One Dollar 2022 Y - Yarra Valley unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022
One Dollar 2022 Z - Zebra Finch unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022
One Dollar 2022 Australian Dinosaurs - Diamantinasaurus 285,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022
One Dollar 2022 Australian Dinosaurs - Australovenator 285,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022
One Dollar 2022 Australian Dinosaurs - Kunbarrasaurus 285,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022
One Dollar 2022 Australian Dinosaurs - Elaphrosaurine 285,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022
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One Dollar 2022 K - Kelpie: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeOne Dollar Circulating Commemorative
Issued2022
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Uncouped version)
Face Value1 (x Dollar)
Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
MaterialAluminium-Bronze
DesignerAaron Baggio
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size25.2000 mm
Thickness3.4600 mm
Mass9.0000 g
OCC IDMXKD-EKQC-DWNP-EWQJ
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