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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Centenary of Federation - Holey Dollar

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Centenary of Federation - Holey Dollar) -  obverse1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Centenary of Federation - Holey Dollar) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2001
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.71 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 22.385 g
Diameter 40.6 mm
Thickness 4 mm
Shape Round (Star hole)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 598
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Michael, Thomas & Tracy L. Schmidt; 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Michael, Thomas (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.

Commemorative issue

Centenary of Federation

Obverse

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

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

Mint

P Perth Mint, Australia

Comments

This coin was issued by the Perth Mint as part of a two coin Fine Silver (.999) set that was emulating the original Holey Dollar and Dump. This $1 face value coin is the outer Ring part of the two coin set. The inner part or Dump has a face value of 25 cents  and together they make up a $1.25 combined coin.

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.


The links below will take you to the 25 Cent Dump and the combined pieces for the $1.25 coin.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
ND (2001) P 21,668 27.39 100% Proof
ND (2001) P 1,000 14% Proof; Federation Star Collection

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