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Australian $1 Coins

2001 Centenary of Federation

The $1 coin features the Centenary of Federation logo, which is designed in a style reminiscent of a signature to represent Australia’s identity.
On 1 January, 1901, in Centennial Park in Sydney, a great and solemn ceremony took place. In that moment, Australia's six colonies were joined together in one 'indissoluble federal Commonwealth'.
Australia's first Governor-General, Lord Hopetoun, was appointed. He then commissioned the first Ministry, with Edmund Barton as the first Prime Minister. This Ministry would have the job of setting in train the first federal election to be held in March 1901 and arranging the opening of the first federal parliament on 9 May 1901. The inauguration celebrations had to be organised and the first activities of the new Commonwealth planned. Incredibly, all of this was achieved in less than six months.
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2001 Standard "Mob of Roos" $1

The 2001 Standard $1 is a simple misunderstanding which does not exist, emails and phone calls to mint staff in 2001, 2002 and 2003 state quite emphatically that these are a "Centenary of Federation Design".
Only one person seems keen to perpetuate this fallacy, but still take an each way bet. The McDonald's guide lists the 2001 Federation $1 as having 27,905,390, this figure includes the 1,001,000 coins made in 2000/2001 that he also states are "standard design".

Decimal researcher Wayne Roberts says....
"We have been through all this before. Those circulation coin mintage figures above, appear in the RAM Report for 2000 - 2001. In that Report, the confusion comes from the "Design" being described as Standard. This Standard referred to the standard release coin for a particular year (the one also going into mint and proof sets as opposed to a special release). In this same Report the 2000 50 cent coin is also descried as Standard with 16,630,000 minted. Now we do not see any calls the 16.65 million Coat of Arms 50 cent coins were minted in 2000-01. And the Standard 1999 $1 dollar had a further 5.444 million coins minted in 2000-01, so where are all the 1999 Mob of Roos $1 coins? They don't exist, just as 2001 COA 50 cents and Mob of Roos $1 do not exist. The Standard 1999 $1 was the Year of Older Persons, the Standard 2000 50 cents was the Millennium and the Standard 2001 50 cents and $1 coins were the Centenary of Federation. The non-standard issue for the year is then described as CoF NSW 50 cents.


For the 2001-2002 Report, RAM changed how they described the Designs because of the confusion that arose from the previous year's report. Any commemorative design was then listed, thus the remaining production of 2001 50c and $1 are described as CoF because by now they had the other State 50 cents and the International Year of Volunteers $1 as well under production.
Some RAM office staff would not be aware of how the coins were reported and just simply said "yes, x number of Standard 50 cents and $1 coins were produced in 2000-2001 dated 2001".
I hope we can lay this 'monster' to rest and get the correct information into the Guides. If anyone still disputes this, then they should contact the appropriate coin production staff at RAM and ask them, not some office girl."

Nominal Specifications

Issues Released
Denomination: $1
Metal: 92% Copper
2% Nickel
6% Aluminum
Mass: 9 grams
Diameter: 25 mm
Circulation
Mint Uncirculated Sets
Baby Uncirculated Sets
20 Coin Uncirculated Sets
State 3 Coin Sets
Australia Post Folder
Security Rolls
Mint Bags
Private Release


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