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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Federation - Australia

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Federation - Australia) -  obverse1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Federation - Australia) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2001
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.72 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 9 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 534,
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Schön# 610.1
  • Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461840.
  • Helmut Kahnt, Günter Schön; 2016. Weltmünzkatalog 19. Jahrhundert: 1801-1900 (17. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461185.
  • Gerhard Schön, Sebastian Krämer; 2017. Weltmünzkatalog 21. Jahrhundert: 2001-2016 (3. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461383.

Commemorative issue

100th Anniversary of Federation

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2001
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

A line drawn with a resemblance to the outline of the shape of Australia with an 8 pointed star on the right hand end of the line

Lettering:
CENTENARY OF FEDERATION
1901 2001
ONE DOLLAR

Edge

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

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Federation - Australia) -  obverse

Mint

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

Comments

This coin was released by the RAM to Commemorate the Centenary of the Federation of Australia in 1901. Prior to 1901 Australia was just a collection of separate Colonies of the British Crown. This coin was issued into general circulation and included in the annual "UNC Year Mint Set" and "UNC Baby Koala Set". It was also issued in Nine different "Three Coin UNC Sets", (One for each State & Territory of Australia), and a "Limited Edition 20 coin UNC Folder".

        

The RAM released many other coins into circulation commemorating the Australian Centenary of Federation. Ten fifty cent coins and nine twenty cent coins (Included in the above sets) as well as this one dollar coin.  
Variations of this $1 coin exist, obverse engravers initials "IRB" joined and "IRB" spaced

IRB joined:


IRB spaced:


A pad printed colourised version of this coin was included in the 2001 "Proof Year" and "Proof Baby Koala Set". A "Limited Edition 20 Coin Proof Set" of all Federation coins was also released as well as nine individual "Three Coin Proof Sets" that included the coloured $1. The Proof coin had the map shape of Australia pad printed with the Australia map in Blue and the star Red. See link below.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2001  27,905,390 1.24 1.76 1.20 1.41 3.53 73% Circulation
2001  21,040 0.5% UNC 20 Coin Federation Collection
2001  14,714 0.2% UNC ACT 3 Coin Folder
2001  32,494 0.08% UNC Koala Baby Set
2001  6,200 0.2% UNC Norfolk Island 3 Coin Folder
2001  17,593 0.3% UNC NSW 3 Coin Folder
2001  3,970 0.2% UNC NT 3 Coin Folder
2001  13,050 0.2% UNC QLD 3 Coin Folder
2001  4,782 0.2% UNC SA 3 Coin Folder
2001  4,052 0.2% UNC TAS 3 Coin Folder
2001  14,499 0.3% UNC VIC 3 Coin Folder
2001  5,702 0.2% UNC WA 3 Coin Folder
2001  90,822 2.82 29% UNC Year Set

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