1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - 50th Anniversary of Decimal Currency

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 50th Anniversary of Decimal Currency) -  obverse1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 50th Anniversary of Decimal Currency) -  reverse

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Issuer Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2016
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = USD 0.74
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 9 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 79177
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Commemorative issue

50th Anniversary of Decimal Currency


Small Version of the 4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara,
Reproduction of 1 Florin Coin with Australian Coat of arms

AUSTRALIA (Within the Florin)

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.


"Mob of Roos" 5 kangaroos, denomination superimposed

Lettering: 1 DOLLAR

Engraver: Stuart Devlin

Stuart Leslie Devlin, AO, CMG is a significant contemporary gold and silversmith. Australian-born, he has designed coins for countries around the world, and became especially well known as London-based designer of gold and silver collector's items in the 1970s and 80s.


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

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 50th Anniversary of Decimal Currency) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley


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


This coin was released into circulation by the RAM to commemorate the Changeover 50 years ago in 1966 to decimal currency in Australia.

The Reverse of the coin is the same as a standard definitive 1 Dollar coin. The Obverse of the coin has a miniature Ian Rank-Broadly Queens Head and a representation of an Australian Florin coin (2 Shillings) as issued between 1953 to 1964. This coin was released into circulation in 2016 alongside the normal definitive version.

This was the UNC Mint Set.

The RAM issued a "Push in Folder" for collectors to keep all six of the "Changeover" circulating coins:

A version of the coin with a (C) Counterstamp was released as part of the "Enlightenment" celebration in Canberra. Mintage 5,000 but purportedly only 600 actually issued.

Location of the (C) Counterstamp on the Enlightenment issue coin:

Also released by Australia Post as a Postal Numismatic Cover (2016 Issue 04)

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2016  560 000 $ 1.45 $ 1.68 $ 4.64 80% Circulating
2016  100 000 0% Circulating - Mint Roll (5,000 Rolls)
2016  $ 36 7% Circulating - Sealed Mint Bag
2016  20 852 $ 82 6% Proof Year Set
2016  9 000 1.8% UNC PNC
2016  1 250 0.7% UNC Set - World Money Fair
2016  63 571 $ 3.89 18% UNC Year Set
2016 (C) 600 3% (C) Counterstamp Enlighten Issue

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