Australia 2014 dollar
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. This commemorates the centennial of ANZAC, the Australian-New Zealand army of 1914-15 that was raised, trained and sent to Gallipoli to be slaughtered. This type was scheduled to be produced 2014-18.
Recorded mintage: 21,830,500, no proofs.
Specification: 9 g, aluminum-bronze, 25 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM unlisted.
- 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.