One Dollar 2022 M - Magpie, Coin from Australia - detailed information

One Dollar 2022 M - Magpie, Coin from Australia
CoinOne Dollar 2022 M - Magpie

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. M is for Magpie: the coin for the letter M features the bird Australians love to hate, the Magpie.

The birds called magpies in Australia are not related to the magpies in the rest of the world. The Australian magpie (Gymnorhina tibicen) is a medium-sized black and white passerine bird native to Australia and southern New Guinea. Although once considered to be three separate species, it is now considered to be one, with nine recognised subspecies.

The adult Australian magpie is a fairly robust bird ranging from 37 to 43 cm in length, with distinctive black and white plumage, gold brown eyes and a solid wedge-shaped bluish-white and black bill. The male and female are similar in appearance, and can be distinguished by differences in back markings. The male has pure white feathers on the back of the head and the female has white blending to grey feathers on the back of the head. With its long legs, the Australian magpie walks rather than waddles or hops and spends much time on the ground.

Described as one of Australia's most accomplished songbirds, the Australian magpie has an array of complex vocalisations. It is omnivorous, with the bulk of its varied diet made up of invertebrates. It is generally sedentary and territorial throughout its range. Common and widespread, it has adapted well to human habitation and is a familiar bird of parks, gardens and farmland in Australia and New Guinea. This species is commonly fed by households around the country, but in spring (and occasionally in autumn) a small minority of breeding magpies (almost always males) become aggressive, swooping and attacking those who approach their nests. Research has shown magpies can recognise at least 100 different people, and may be less likely to swoop individuals they have befriended.

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 M - Magpie - 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 M - Magpie - reverse photo

The reverse features a magpie bird perched on a clothesline, its head raised and its beak open in its famous warbling song.

Below, the inscription MAGPIE.

On the left, a large letter M; above right, the value and denomination 1 DOLLAR, with a large numeral 1 and DOLLAR written across it.

Reverse Inscription M 1 DOLLAR MAGPIE
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 M represented:
2019 M - Meat Pie
2021 M - Milo

One Dollar 2022 M - Magpie: 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 Proof
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.

Showing 34 from a total of 134 coins of type: One Dollar
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
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One Dollar 2022 M - Magpie: 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
DesignerStuart Devlin
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size25.200 mm
Thickness3.460 mm
Mass9.000 g
OCC IDBVYX-EWRC-XMPQ-OJZN
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