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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II Year of the Outback

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (Year of the Outback) -  obverse 1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (Year of the Outback) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2002
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.69 USD
Metal Aluminium-bronze
Weight 9 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 600, Schön# 671
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Commemorative issue

Year of the Outback

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2002
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

Depiction of the shape of Australia with the Southern Cross Stars superimposed.

Lettering:
ONE DOLLAR
2002
Year of the
Outback

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 (Year of the Outback)

Comments

The RAM released this Aluminium-bronze $1 coin into general circulation in 2002. This year was designated as the "Year of the Outback" which celebrated that part of Australia that is so internationally famous (but actually lived in by very few Australians). There were more than 7000 celebratory activities held Australia wide during the year.

Other releases of this coin were as follows:-
Coins with (B), (M) & (S) Counterstamps were released at the relevant ANDA Shows in coincards during the year.
An UNC coin with "C" Mintmark was available from the Public Gallery Press at the RAM for a fee of $2.
The UNC Year Mint Set included a non-mintmarked coin.
The Koala Baby Year Set included a non-mintmarked coin.
The Wedding Year Set included a non-mintmarked Specimen coin.
The Proof Year Set & Koala Proof Year Set included a Pad Printed Colourised Proof version of the coin.

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

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2002  34,074,000 1.08 0.99 1.68 2.25 3.68 Circulation
2002  3,322 Specimen Wedding Set
2002  32,479 UNC Koala Baby Set
2002  68,752 UNC Year Set
2002 (B) 32,698 Brisbane Counterstamp (ANDA Show)
2002 (M) 31,694 Melbourne Counterstamp (ANDA Show)
2002 (S) 36,931 Sydney Counterstamp (ANDA Show)
2002 C 68,447 Canberra Mintmark (MYO Gallery Press)
2002 C UNC (General & Dealer Sales) Mintage Unknown

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