Australia 2000 dollar KM-489

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a typical circulated specimen, from the Mountain Groan Collection
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In 1966, Australia abandoned the sterling coinage she had used since the days of Captain Cook and adopted the decimal dollar and cent. This one dollar coin was introduced in 1984 to supersede a banknote which was wearing out too quickly. The reverse is still in use altho a new bust of the queen was used in 1985 and revised again in 2000. Coinage production, formerly divided among the Sydney, Perth and Melbourne mints, is now concentrated at the Canberra Mint. The Perth mint manufactures and markets commemoratives. One dollar commemoratives for 2000 include KM 529.1, KM 422, KM 400, KM 509 and KM 514.

Recorded mintage: 7,592,000 plus proofs.

Specification: 9 g, aluminum-bronze, 25 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 489.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • McDonald, Greg, The Pocket Guide to Australian Coins and Banknotes, 23rd ed., Lavington, Australia, 2017.

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