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1 Dollar - Swan/Goose Dollar - Pattern

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Pattern
Year 1967
Value 1 Dollar (1.00 AUD)
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.925)
Weight 28.7 g
Diameter 38 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes

Commemorative issue

Goose Dollar

Obverse

Australian Wattle with large number 100

Lettering: 100

Designer: Andor Mészáros

Andor Mészáros (1900-1972), born on 1 September 1900 in Budapest, is an architect and sculptor. Mészáros served in the Hungarian cavalry in 1918, but World War I ended before he saw action. Between 1919 and 1927 he studied building engineering at the Technische Hochschule (Vienna), sculpture at the Académie Julian (Paris) and architecture at the Budapesti Müszaki Egyetem. He also designed many medallions and medals.

Reverse

Swan in full flight above a Crown

Lettering:
AUSTRALIA
1967

Designer: Andor Mészáros

Andor Mészáros (1900-1972), born on 1 September 1900 in Budapest, is an architect and sculptor. Mészáros served in the Hungarian cavalry in 1918, but World War I ended before he saw action. Between 1919 and 1927 he studied building engineering at the Technische Hochschule (Vienna), sculpture at the Académie Julian (Paris) and architecture at the Budapesti Müszaki Egyetem. He also designed many medallions and medals.

Edge

Reeded (1,500 UNC examples)
Smooth (750 Proof examples)

Mint

Pinches mint, London, United Kingdom (1840-1969)

Comments

The 1967 “Goose” dollar is not an official issue, although it does hold an important part in Australia’s numismatic history. The Swan Pattern dollar has been nicknamed the “Goose dollar” by collectors and has risen in popularity in the past few years.

When decimal currency was to be introduced in 1966, collectors were surprised to learn that a one dollar coin would not be included in the new issues. So, in 1965 the Australian Coin Review magazine ran a competition and the winning entry submitted to the Australian government. When this coin was rejected by the authorities, competition organizers decided to have it minted privately .

In 1967 it was engraved and struck by John Pinches medallists of London. The design, by Andor Meszaros features a swan with Australia 1967 on the obverse and wattle with 100 (cents) printed on the reverse. On the obverse (swan side) at approximately 4 o’clock right next to the rim are the designers initials which may be mistaken as a scuff on the coin surface.

There were 1500 specimen uncirculated silver coins issued that featured a milled edge & 750 proof pieces with a plain edge. The silver proof was originally available at $13.50 while the silver uncirculated examples were $10. . All coins were originally issued in a maroon coloured case inscribed with “Australian Pattern Crown” inside the lid and in the case for the proofs, the word “proof” was added.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1967  750 Proof
1967  1,500 UNC

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