1 Dollar - Elizabeth II Australia's First Mints


Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2016
Value 1 Dollar
AUD = 0.68 USD
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 9 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Australia's First Mints


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.


Representation of a Sydney sovereign.



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

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (Australia's First Mints)

© Mike Bentley


In 2016 the RAM released this NCLT Aluminium-bronze Coin to Commemorate the First Mints of Australia with the design depicting the original Sydney Gold Sovereign.

The first Mint to open in Australia was the Sydney Mint in 1855.
The second Mint to open in Australia was the Melbourne Mint in 1872.
The third Mint to open in Australia was the Perth Mint in 1899.
The Royal Australian Mint opened in 1965.

The coin was issued in a 4 coin set with"C" Mintmark & [M], [P] & [S] Privymarks. (To signify the above 4 Mints)

It was also available with "C" Mintmark from the Public Gallery Press at the RAM in Canberra.
It was also Issued at the Royal Sydney Easter Show with (S) Counterstamp.
It was also Issued at the Royal Melbourne Show with (M) Counterstamp.
It was also Issued at the Brisbane ANDA Show with (B) Counterstamp.
It was also included in the RAM Legends six coin UNC set for 2016 with a "C" Mintmark

An NCLT Fine Silver (.999) Proof version of the coin was also released in a plush box.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2016 (B) Brisbane Counterstamp (Brisbane ANDA Show)
2016 (M) Melbourne Counterstamp (Royal Melbourne Show)
2016 (S) Sydney Counterstamp (Royal Sydney Show)
2016 [M] Melbourne Privymark (Four Coin CMPS Set)
2016 [P] Perth Privymark (Four Coin CMPS Set)
2016 [S] Sydney Privymark (Four Coin CMPS Set)
2016 C 4.29 Canberra Mintmark (Four Coin CMPS Set)
2016 C Canberra Mintmark (Gallery Press)
2016 C RAM Legends Six Coin Set

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