One Dollar 2023 Vegemite Centenary, Coin from Australia - detailed information

One Dollar 2023 Vegemite Centenary, Coin from Australia
CoinOne Dollar 2023 Vegemite 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.

This non-circulating $1 coin was issued to mark the centenary of an Australian staple, Vegemite.

Vegemite is a thick, dark brown food spread made from leftover brewers' yeast extract with various vegetable and spice additives. It was developed by Cyril Callister in Melbourne, Victoria in 1922. A spread for sandwiches, toast, crumpets and cracker biscuits as well as a filling for pastries, Vegemite is salty, slightly bitter, malty, and rich in glutamates - giving it an umami flavour similar to beef bouillon.

MintRoyal Australian Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintageunknown
Obverse
Australia / One Dollar 2023 Vegemite 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The Queen also wears the Coronation Necklace; originally made for Queen Victoria in 1858, it was also worn at the coronations (as Queen's Consort) of Queen Alexandra in 1902, Queen Mary in 1911 and Queen Elizabeth (the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 2023 · 1 DOLLAR ·.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Reverse
Australia / One Dollar 2023 Vegemite Centenary - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin depicts at its centre a slice of bread with a bite taken off it in one corner, with (coloured) Vegemite on top.

On the left and on the right, two concentric red lines interrupted by the inscription VEGEMITE around above and the dates 1923 - 2023.

Part of the rim has a rhomboid geometric pattern in the background.

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

Reverse Inscription VEGEMITE 1923 - 2023
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

These coins dated 2023 were released on 17 November 2022 in the Royal Australian Mint's annual sets - with the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II even though they were issued after her death and are dated in the reign of King Charles III, whose portrait should have been on the obverse instead.

One Dollar 2023 Vegemite Centenary: Known varieties
Variety In mint sets
Images Australia / One Dollar 2023 Vegemite Centenary / In mint sets - obverse photo Australia / One Dollar 2023 Vegemite Centenary / In mint sets - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: unknown
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Brilliant Uncirculated coins in RAM mint sets.

In Set 2023 Six-Coin Uncirculated Year Set - Vegemite Centenary, mintage unknown
6 coins: $2 Aboriginal Elder, $1 Vegemite Centenary, 50 Cents, 20 Cents, 10 Cents, 5 Cents
Variety Proof FDC
Images Australia / One Dollar 2023 Vegemite Centenary / Proof FDC - obverse photo Australia / One Dollar 2023 Vegemite Centenary / Proof FDC - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: unknown
Details

Proof coins in RAM mint sets.

In Set 2023 Six-Coin Proof Year Set - Vegemite Centenary, mintage unknown
6 coins: $2 Aboriginal Elder, $1 Vegemite Centenary, 50 Cents, 20 Cents, 10 Cents, 5 Cents
Showing 19 from a total of 119 coins of type: One Dollar, NCLT
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
One Dollar 2022 Budgerigar 6,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022 · 1 DOLLAR ·
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 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 ·
Showing 101 to 119 of 119 Coins.
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One Dollar 2023 Vegemite Centenary: 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
Mintage Limit30,000
CurrentYes
MaterialAluminium-Bronze
DesignerAleksandra Stokic
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size25.000 mm
Mass9.000 g
OCC IDDKLM-EMKC-XXZZ-ENZB
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