Australian Silver Proof Dollars

2001 Centenary of the Australian Army

.9999 Fine Silver

Towards the end of the 1800s Australia’s six colonies realised it would be difficult to defend the vast areas with such a small population. So it was not surprising that following Federation, one of the new government’s first actions was to unite the existing colonial troops into a single force. In 2001, we celebrated the Centenary of the Australian Army and the traditions forged by our troops over the years.

2001 Australian Silver Proof Dollar Reverse

2001 Australian Silver Proof Dollar Obverse

The $1 Fine Silver Proof Coin proudly displays a wonderfully crafted representation of the Army’s crest. Also referred to as the ‘rising sun’ crest, it actually depicts a seven-pointed semi-circle of swords and bayonets radiating from a crown. Originally adopted for Australian contingents in the Boer War, it has been modified through the years. The crest sculptured on these magnificent proof coins was last amended for the Army’s 90th anniversary in 1991.

2001 Australian Silver Proof Dollar Case


Composition: 99.99% Silver
Edge: Reeded
Weight: 11.66 grams
Size: 25.0 mm
Reverse: TBA
Obverse: Ian Rank-Broadley