One Dollar 2023 Creatures of the Deep, Coin from Australia - detailed information

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 Mint says about this coin:
"Scientists, aboard the CSIRO research vessel (RV) Investigator, have explored the deep-sea and ocean abyss, discovering amazing and unique creatures of the deep.

The iconic tripodfish (Bathypterois grallator), are from the Ipnopidae family, often called spiderfish; they prop themselves high off the seafloor on their stilt-like fins. Like most members of the spiderfish family, tripodfish have reduced eyes. To feed, they face into the current, extending their elongated pectoral fubs forward, "feeling" for prey as it drifts by. They filter suspended food particles with their comb-like gill rakers. It can be lonely on the ocean floor so tripodfish are hermaphrodites - meaning they have both male and female sexual organs, so don't need to find a mate.

The Royal Australian Mint celebrates these journeys of scientific endeavour, and the wondrous creatures they discovered with this coin."

Information about: One Dollar 2023 Creatures of the Deep, Coin from Australia
MintRoyal Australian Mint Mint MarkLetter C Total Mintageunknown
Obverse
Australia / One Dollar 2023 Creatures of the Deep - 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The Queen also wears the Coronation Necklace; originally made for Queen Victoria in 1858, it was also worn at the coronations (as Queen's Consort) of Queen Alexandra in 1902, Queen Mary in 1911 and Queen Elizabeth (the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 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 1 DOLLAR ·.

The legend is interrupted by the "memorial" inclusion of the dates of the Queen's reign, 1952 - 2022.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Reverse
Australia / One Dollar 2023 Creatures of the Deep - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin shows the CSIRO research vessel (RV) Investigator and its deep tow camera shining a light on some deep sea creatures: brittle star (Ophiuroidea), gold coral (Chrysogorgia), and spiny king crab (Neolithodes flindersi).

Below the waves, the inscription CREATURES OF THE DEEP.

In the centre, the C (for Canberra) mint mark of the Royal Australian Mint. Near the rim below right, the initials of the designer: SMS, for Stevan Michael Stojanovic.

The face value and the date of issue are on the obverse.

Reverse Inscription CREATURES OF THE DEEP
EdgeMilled interrupted, in seven sectionsEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Date of issue: 2 February 2023.

The coins were issued during the reign of King Charles III; however, as his effigy was not expected to be approved for use in Australia until late in the year, they feature a "memorial" obverse with the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II and the dates of her reign, 1952 - 2022.

See also

There is also a gold tenth-ounce coin with the same design.

One Dollar 2023 Creatures of the Deep: Known varieties
Variety In presentation card
Images Australia / One Dollar 2023 Creatures of the Deep / In presentation card - obverse photo Australia / One Dollar 2023 Creatures of the Deep / In presentation card - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: unknown
Details

Brilliant Uncirculated coin with C mint mark in a presentation card (five different designs of the card are available).

Variety In mint sets
Images Australia / One Dollar 2023 Creatures of the Deep / In mint sets - obverse photo Australia / One Dollar 2023 Creatures of the Deep / In mint sets - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: unknown
Details

Brilliant Uncirculated coin with C mint mark in a Royal Australian Mint set.

In Sets 2023 Six-Coin Uncirculated Set - Creatures of the Deep, mintage unknown
6 coins: $2 Aboriginal Elder, $1 Creatures of the Deep, 50 Cents, 20 Cents, 10 Cents, 5 Cents

Creatures of the Deep 2023 $1 Mintmark and Privy Mark Uncirculated Coin Set, mintage unknown
Variety B Privy Mark
Images Australia / One Dollar 2023 Creatures of the Deep / B Privy Mark - obverse photo Australia / One Dollar 2023 Creatures of the Deep / B Privy Mark - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: unknown
Details

B (for Brisbane) privy mark within a small square, instead of the C mint mark.

In Set Creatures of the Deep 2023 $1 Mintmark and Privy Mark Uncirculated Coin Set, mintage unknown
Variety M Privy Mark
Images Australia / One Dollar 2023 Creatures of the Deep / M Privy Mark - obverse photo Australia / One Dollar 2023 Creatures of the Deep / M Privy Mark - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: unknown
Details

M (for Melbourne) privy mark within a small square, instead of the C mint mark.

In Set Creatures of the Deep 2023 $1 Mintmark and Privy Mark Uncirculated Coin Set, mintage unknown
Variety S Privy Mark
Images Australia / One Dollar 2023 Creatures of the Deep / S Privy Mark - obverse photo Australia / One Dollar 2023 Creatures of the Deep / S Privy Mark - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: unknown
Details

S (for Sydney) privy mark within a small square, instead of the C mint mark.

In Set Creatures of the Deep 2023 $1 Mintmark and Privy Mark Uncirculated Coin Set, mintage unknown
Variety Australia Post Privy Mark
Images Australia / One Dollar 2023 Creatures of the Deep / Australia Post Privy Mark - obverse photo Australia / One Dollar 2023 Creatures of the Deep / Australia Post Privy Mark - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: unknown. Mintage limit: 7,500
Details

An envelope privy mark instead of the C mint mark.

Issued in a PNC (Postal Numismatic Cover).

Variety Map of Australia Counterstamp
Mintage Issued: unknown
Details

A map of Australia counterstamp instead of the C mint mark.

Struck by the Royal Australian Mint at the Adelaide Coin & Banknote Expo (7 - 8 October 2023) and Perth National Stamp Exhibition (2 - 5 November 2023) on the "Mint Your Own" press.

Variety Silver Proof FDC
Images Australia / One Dollar 2023 Creatures of the Deep / Silver Proof FDC - obverse photo Australia / One Dollar 2023 Creatures of the Deep / Silver Proof FDC - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 5,000. Mintage limit: 5,000
Material0.999 Silver
Details

11.66 g of 99.9% silver. In presentation box with illustrated shipper.

RAM Product Code: 11084. Issue price; AU$ 60.00.

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One Dollar 2022 Royal Agricultural Societies unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022 · 1 DOLLAR ·
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 The Smith Family 20,000 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, Perth Mint unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2023 · 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 Australian Citizenship 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 ·
One Dollar 2023 Kangaroo Toys unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2023
One Dollar 2023 Creatures of the Deep unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2023 Centenary of Legacy unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2023 Anzac Day unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2023 Happy Birthday 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2023 Aussie Big Things - The Big Banana unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2023 Aussie Big Things - The Big Blue Heeler unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2023 Aussie Big Things - The Big Jumping Crocodile unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2023 Aussie Big Things - The Big Lobster unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2023 Aussie Big Things - The Big Pineapple unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2023 Aussie Big Things - The Big Swoop unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2023 Aussie Big Things - The Big Tasmanian Devil unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2023 Aussie Big Things - The Giant Koala unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2023 Aussie Big Things - The Giant Murray Cod unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2023 Aussie Big Things - The Giant Ram unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2024 Mob of Roos, Queen Elizabeth II 100,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA 2024
One Dollar 2024 Year of the Dragon, Perth Mint unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA 2024 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2024 Year of the Dragon, RAM unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA 2024 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2024 Good Luck unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA 2024 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2024 Australian Citizenship unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA 2024 · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar 2024 Kangaroo Toys unknown King Charles III - Portrait by Dan Thorne CHARLES III · AUSTRALIA 2024
One Dollar 2024 Anzac Day unknown King Charles III - Portrait by Dan Thorne CHARLES III AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
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One Dollar 2023 Creatures of the Deep: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeOne Dollar, NCLT
Issued2023
MonarchKing Charles III
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Uncouped version)
Face Value1 (x Dollar)
Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
MaterialAluminium-Bronze
DesignerStevan Stojanovic
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRectangle
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size25.0000 mm
Mass9.0000 g
OCC IDRMKG-OZAC-PWYD-ENXQ
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One Dollar 2023 Creatures of the Deep: Photos
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One Dollar 2023 Creatures of the Deep: Photo Creatures of the Deep $1 Coin 2023 - C Mint Mark / thumbnail Creatures of the Deep $1 Coin 2023 - C Mint Mark
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One Dollar 2023 Creatures of the Deep: Photo Creatures of the Deep $1 Coin 2023 / thumbnail Creatures of the Deep $1 Coin 2023
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One Dollar 2023 Creatures of the Deep: Photo Creatures of the Deep $1 Coin 2023 - B Privy Mark / thumbnail Creatures of the Deep $1 Coin 2023 - B Privy Mark
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One Dollar 2023 Creatures of the Deep: Photo Creatures of the Deep $1 Coin 2023 - M Privy Mark / thumbnail Creatures of the Deep $1 Coin 2023 - M Privy Mark
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One Dollar 2023 Creatures of the Deep: Photo Creatures of the Deep $1 Coin 2023 - S Privy Mark / thumbnail Creatures of the Deep $1 Coin 2023 - S Privy Mark
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One Dollar 2023 Creatures of the Deep: Photo 2023 Envelope Privy Mark $1 Creatures of the Deep PNC / thumbnail 2023 Envelope Privy Mark $1 Creatures of the Deep PNC
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One Dollar 2023 Creatures of the Deep: Photo Creatures of the Deep - $1 Silver Proof ‘C’ Mintmark Coin / thumbnail Creatures of the Deep - $1 Silver Proof ‘C’ Mintmark Coin
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One Dollar 2023 Creatures of the Deep: Photo Creatures of the Deep - $1 Silver Proof ‘C’ Mintmark Coin / thumbnail Creatures of the Deep - $1 Silver Proof ‘C’ Mintmark Coin
Copyright: Royal Australian Mint
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