1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Bicentenary of the Holey Dollar & Dump - Silver Proof

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Bicentenary of the Holey Dollar & Dump - Silver Proof) -  obverse1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Bicentenary of the Holey Dollar & Dump - Silver Proof) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley


Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2013
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.78 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 11.66 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 2.8 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 2028a
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

Bicentenary of the Holey Dollar & Dump


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


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.


Image of Holey Dollar and Dump


Engraver: William Henshall

William Henshall is known for the production of Holey Dollar, one of the first coin made in Australia. Prior to being transported to Australia, William Henshall was convicted of forgery in England. He was later asked by Governor Macquarie to punch a round piece out of each of the 40,000 Spanish dollars sent by the British Government to the colony of New South Wales. 39,910 coins were then punched, giving twice the number of coins: half being called the Holey Dollars, the other half being known as the Dumps. All this coinage was stamped with the words ‘New South Wales’, and used in the colony until 1829 and in Tasmania until 1849.


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

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Bicentenary of the Holey Dollar & Dump - Silver Proof) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley


C Royal Australian Mint, Canberra, Australia (1965-date)


This Fine Silver (.999) Proof NCLT coin was issued by The Royal Australian Mint in 2013 to commemorate 200 years of Australia’s first official currency with a special Holey Dollar and Dump design on the coin. It was issued in a plush grey square box with a numbered certificate. The coin had a "C" Mintmark

The coin depicts a Holey Dollar, with a Dump occupying the central space of the coin.
The Holey Dollar and Dump became Australia’s first coins in an innovative effort to rectify a
coin shortage and stabilise the economy of the fledging colony. The coins were created from
40,000 silver Spanish eight reale coins, which were imported by Governor Lachlan Macquarie
and entered into circulation in 1814.

The Ram also released the coin in Aluminium-bronze as follows :-
In a Four Coin "C" mintmark & [B], [S], [M] Privymark set for 2013.
At the Visitor Press on the ground floor of the RAM in Canberra with "C" Mintmark.
At the Royal Sydney Easter Show with a (S) Counterstamp.
At the Melbourne International Show with a (M) Counterstamp.
At the Royal Brisbane Exhibition Show with a (B) Counterstamp.
At the Perth ANDA Show with a (P) Counterstamp.
It was also issued in a PNC by Australia Post

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2013 C 12 500 33.76 Proof in Capsule

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