1 Dollar - Elizabeth II Centenary of Federation
1 AUD = 0.68 USD
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Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
Centenary of Federation
4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara
ELIZABETH II • ONE DOLLAR • AUSTRALIA
The coin "Holey Dollar" shows the Coat of Arms of each Australian state and the Northern Territory positioned around the star-shaped internal border of the coin
NEW SOUTH WALES SOUTH AUSTRALIA TASMANIA
NORTHERN TERRITORY VICTORIA
WESTERN AUSTRALIA QUEENSLAND
Milled edge serrations 250
The Holey Dollar and Dump were introduced by Governor Lachlan Macquarie in 1813. Due to a shortage of coins he punched out the centre of Spanish silver eight reale coins ("pieces of eight") to make two coins.
There is another variation of the coins. The Centenary of Federation 2001 State Tribute Series. These coins were released with the State badge highlighted in colour. The Dump medallions (note: these are not coins but have the same shape and metal specification as the 25 cent coin) have each state's floral emblem. There is a 6 coin collection (one for each state) (maximum mintage 1500) and also individual state releases.
Please use the link below to refer to details of the 'Dump'. The 'Dump'is the top coin in the picture below.
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