1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Year of the Outback - Coloured Proof

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Year of the Outback - Coloured Proof) -  obverse1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Year of the Outback - Coloured Proof) -  reverse

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Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2002
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.78 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Aluminium-bronze (Pad Printed)
Weight 9 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 600.2,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 671.6
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

Year of the Outback


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


Designer: 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.


Depiction of the shape of Australia in Red and Blue with the Southern Cross Stars superimposed.

Year of the Outback

Designer: Wojciech Pietranik

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


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

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Year of the Outback - Coloured Proof) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley


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


The Royal Australian Mint released this aluminium-bronze, pad printed coloured NCLT Proof coin in the 2002 Year Proof Set and Koala Baby Proof Set. This coin was only available in those two sets.

The 2002 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.

Non colourised versions were also released by the RAM in the following ways:-
As the only $1 coin issued in 2002 in Australia into general circulation
With (B), (M) & (S) Counterstamps at the relevant ANDA Shows in coincards during the year.
With "C" Mintmark available from the Public Gallery Press at the RAM for a fee of $2.
In the UNC Year Mint Set included as a non-mintmarked coin.
In the Koala Baby Year Set included as non-mintmarked coin.
In the Wedding Year Set included as a non-mintmarked Specimen coin.

In addition a Fine Silver (.999) NCLT Proof version was released in a capsule in a plush square box.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2002  13 996 20% Proof Koala Baby Set
2002  39 514 37.90 90% Proof Year Set

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