One Dollar 2022 Wallal Centenary, Coin from Australia - detailed information

One Dollar 2022 Wallal Centenary, Coin from Australia
CoinOne Dollar 2022 Wallal Centenary

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.

In 1922, the eyes of the international scientific community were focused on an expedition of scientists to Wallal, Western Australia to photograph a total eclipse due on 21 September. Precise measurements of the apparent position of the stars near the eclipsed Sun were photographed and provided the evidence supporting Einstein’s revolutionary Theory of General Relativity.

The expedition was organised to conclusively prove Einstein’s theory following the first photographic evidence captured during the 29 May 1919 eclipse expedition led by Sir Arthur Eddington. Teams from multiple countries as well as local astronomers from the Perth Observatory formed the 1922 expedition led by William Campbell from the Lick Observatory (USA), who were successful in taking the images of the eclipse that provided the evidence to support Einstein’s theory.

The theory states that massive objects, such as planets and stars, curve the fabric of space and time around them. The theory predicts that light from a distant star passing near the Sun will follow the curve as it travels to the Earth, making the star appear to be displaced in the sky; it even predicts by how much the stars will appear to be out of place. Normally stars near the Sun are overwhelmed by the bright sky but during a solar eclipse, the Moon obscures the Sun, creating a sky dark enough that stars can be photographed. The Theory of General Relativity predicted the existence of black holes and gravitational waves.

No coins of this type were released into circulation.

MintRoyal Australian Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage37,500
Obverse
Australia / One Dollar 2022 Wallal Centenary - 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). In small letters on the left, the artist's initials JC (for Jody Clark).

Running continuously around the rim is the monarch's legend, the date of issue and the face value: ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022 · 1 DOLLAR ·.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Reverse
Australia / One Dollar 2022 Wallal Centenary - reverse photo

Against a linear backdrop, the reverse of the coin depicts the Earth in correlation with Australia, with Wallal featured very prominently, and the path of the solar eclipse across Australia. The Earth sits in a funnel to highlight Einstein’s theory of relativity. Above the Earth is the eclipse which could be seen best in a very narrow band across the Earth.

Around above, the inscription WALLAL CENTENARY · AUSTRALIA TESTS EINSTEIN’S THEORY.

Reverse Inscription WALLAL CENTENARY · AUSTRALIA TESTS EINSTEIN’S THEORY
EdgeMilled interrupted, in seven sectionsEdge InscriptionNone
See also

There is also a domed one-ounce silver coin with the same design.

One Dollar 2022 Wallal Centenary: Known varieties
Variety In blister card
Mintage Issued: unknown (included in total). Mintage limit: 30,000
Details

RAM Product Code: 10801. Date of issue: 1 September 2022. Issue price: AU$ 15.00

Variety In PNC
Mintage Issued: unknown (included in total). Mintage limit: 7,500
Details

The Wallal Centenary: Einstein’s Theory Tested in Australia postal numismatic cover is highly collectable, featuring an Australia Post envelope privy mark on a coin from the Royal Australian Mint. The printed MyStamp is postmarked - First day of issue | 8 September 2022 | Wallal Downs Station Marble Bar WA 6760.

RAM Product Code: 70216. Issue price: AU$ 24.95.

Showing 13 from a total of 113 coins of type: One Dollar, NCLT
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
One Dollar 2022 Australian Dinosaurs unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022
One Dollar 2022 CWA Centenary unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022
One Dollar 2022 Commonwealth Games (Coloured) 15,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2022 Commonwealth Games - Integrity unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2022 Commonwealth Games - Respect unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2022 Commonwealth Games - Excellence unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2022 Commonwealth Games - Inclusiveness unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2022 Australian Overland Telegraph Line, RAM unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2022 Australian Overland Telegraph Line, Perth Mint 7,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2022 Wallal Centenary 37,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2023 Year of the Rabbit, RAM unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2023 Good Luck unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2023 Vegemite Centenary unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 1 DOLLAR ·
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One Dollar 2022 Wallal Centenary: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeOne Dollar, NCLT
Issued2022
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Uncouped version)
Face Value1 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage37,500
Mintage Limit37,500
CurrentYes
MaterialAluminium-Bronze
DesignerAdam Ball
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size25.000 mm
Mass9.000 g
OCC IDBVYX-EWRC-BYAK-OJZN
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One Dollar 2022 Wallal Centenary: Photos
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Wallal Centenary Australia Tests Einstein's Theory - $1 Uncirculated coin 2022
Copyright: Royal Australian Mint
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Wallal Centenary Australia Tests Einstein's Theory - $1 Uncirculated coin 2022
Copyright: Royal Australian Mint
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