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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II Centenary of Federation

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (Centenary of Federation) -  obverse 1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (Centenary of Federation) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2001
Value 1 Dollar
AUD = 0.69 USD
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 22.385 g
Diameter 40.60 mm
Thickness 4.0 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 598
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

Centenary of Federation

Obverse

4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II • ONE DOLLAR • AUSTRALIA
IRB

Engraver: Ian Rank-Broadley

Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS is a British sculptor who has produced many acclaimed works, among which are several designs for British coinage.

Reverse

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

Lettering:
NEW SOUTH WALES SOUTH AUSTRALIA TASMANIA
NORTHERN TERRITORY VICTORIA
WESTERN AUSTRALIA QUEENSLAND

Engraver: Stuart Devlin

Stuart Leslie Devlin, AO, CMG is a significant contemporary gold and silversmith. Australian-born, he has designed coins for countries around the world, and became especially well known as London-based designer of gold and silver collector's items in the 1970s and 80s.

Edge

Milled edge serrations 250

Comments

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.

See also

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND P 30,000 Proof
ND (2001) P 1,000 Proof; Federation Star Collection

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