Australia 2009 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. The 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 2009 include KM 1077, 1078, 1087, 1089, 1092, 1093, 1094, 1095, 1096, 1097, 1098, 1099, 1103, 1107, 1211, 1212, 1213, 1214, 1215, 1216, 1222, 1242, 1245, 1248, 1256, 1257, 1258, 1259, 1260, 1261, 1262, 1263, 1264, 1265, 1266, 1267, 1268, 1357, 1358, 1359, 1428, 1429, 1497 and 1498.

Recorded mintage: 21,600,000 plus proofs plus 2,221 in silver.

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

Catalog reference: KM 489.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date, 11th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • McDonald, Greg, The Pocket Guide to Australian Coins and Banknotes, 23rd ed., Lavington, Australia, 2017.

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