• 1 Dollar 1984, KM# 77, Australia, Elizabeth II
  • 1 Dollar 1984, KM# 77, Australia, Elizabeth II
Description

The Reserve Bank of Australia introduced the $1 coin into circulation, on May 14th, 1984. This MOR (Mob of Roos) coin replaced the $1 banknote that had circulated since the inception of Decimal Currency in 1966.

Obverse

Second crowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland tiara.

The Girls of Great Britain and Ireland tiara was a wedding present in 1947 from her grandmother, Queen Mary, who received it as a gift from the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland in 1893 on the occasion of her marriage to the Duke of York, later George V. Made by E. Wolfe & Co., it was purchased from Garrard & Co. by a committee organised by Lady Eve Greville. In 1914, Mary adapted the tiara to take 13 diamonds in place of the large oriental pearls surmounting the tiara. At first, Elizabeth wore the tiara without its base and pearls but the base was reattached in 1969. The Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara is one of Elizabeth's most recognisable pieces of jewellery due to its widespread use on British banknotes and coinage.

Engraver: Arnold Machin

ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1984

Reverse

Depicts five turning kangaroos (Mob of Roos) in different poses, leading around anti-clockwise and gaining in size as they do so. The denomination “1 DOLLAR” is struck across the bottom.

Engraver: Stuart Devlin

1 DOLLAR

Edge

1 Dollar

2nd portrait
KM# 77 Schön# 56
Characteristics
Material Aluminium Bronze
Weight 9 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Royal Australian Mint (RAM)

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