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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II Volunteers

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (Volunteers) -  obverse 1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (Volunteers) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2003
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.71 USD
Metal Aluminium-bronze
Weight 9 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 690, Schön# 728.1
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Commemorative issue

Australia's Volunteers

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2003
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

Stylised spiral roll symbolising the shape of the outline of Australia

Lettering:
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
AUSTRALIA'S
VOLUNTEERS
1 DOLLAR

Engraver: Wojciech Pietranik

Wojciech Pietranik, born 25 March 1950, is a Polish artist and sculptor best known for his design work for coins and medals.

Edge

7 shorter smooth segments between 7 reeded segments (11 grooves each)

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (Volunteers)

Comments

The year 2003 saw the Royal Australian Mint consult with the peak volunteering body, Volunteers Australia to design a set of coins celebrating the contribution of more than 4 million volunteers. This coin is the Circulating Aluminium-bronze version of the $1 coin.

A Copper-nickel 20 cent & 50 cent as well as the Aluminium-bronze $1 coin were designed and minted with words, "Australia's Volunteers : Making a Difference".  All 3 commemorative coins incorporated designs to honour Australia's volunteers. All three coins were released into general circulation and were included in the UNC Year Set and Koala Baby Year set

The Proof Year Set included the Copper-nickel 20 cent & 50 Cent coins but the Aluminium-bronze $1 was a pad printed coloured version in Green and Yellow.  The Baby Koala Proof Set & the Wedding Specimen Set did not include the pad printed coloured coin, they had the standard coin only.

A Fine Silver (.999) Proof version of the coin was also released in limited numbers in a capsule inside a plush square case.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2003  4,149,000 2.11 4.38 Circulation
2003  14,799 Proof Koala Baby Set
2003  3,249 Specimen Wedding Set
2003  37,748 UNC Koala Baby Set
2003  80,512 UNC Year Set

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