Australia 2000 dollar KM-489
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.
- 1985 dollar
- 1999 20 cents
- 2000 25 dollars, ¼ oz gold kangaroo
- 2000 100 dollars, Year of the Dragon
- 2000-P 100 dollars, Olympic Stadium
- 2000-P 100 dollars, Olympic Runner in rain
- 2000-P 100 dollars, Olympic Symbol in color
- 2000-P 100 dollars, Olympic Torch
- 2002 10 cents
- 2005 dollar, Dancing Man reverse
- Coins and currency dated 2000
- return to coins of Australia