2015 $1 'M' Melbourne Privy Mark Uncirculated Coin - Mob of Roos
Launched at the 2015 Melbourne ANDA Show, this $1 uncirculated coin features Stuart Devlin’s iconic five bounding kangaroos design adorned with a ‘M’ privy mark to signify the location of this event. Whilst the Royal Australian Mint was not in attendance, their presence was felt with this special limited mintage show release in support of ANDA.
HISTORY AND SIGNIFICANCE
The one dollar coin was first minted in 1984 when the one dollar note was withdrawn from circulation. Since then, the one dollar coin has become a popular issue for numismatists.
First featured on the British coinage of King Edward III, the privy marks were used as a secret mark to identify the period in which the coin was struck. In 1991, the Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) explored and modified this concept, allowing visitors to the Mint to strike their own ‘C’ for Canberra coin on the gallery press. Then in 1993, to share this experience with customers Australia-wide, the Mint took the mobile coin press to shows and fairs, striking the one dollar coin with a counterstamp to signify the location of the event as a souvenir.
To this day, the Australian one dollar coin continues to be a world-renowned design from the Royal Australian Mint. It is fitting that this year this iconic design will be presented with a special ‘M’ privy mark in recognition of the celebrated Melbourne ANDA Show.
FEATURES AND DESIGN
• Reverse design features the iconic ‘mob of roos’ design with a special ‘M’ for Melbourne privy mark to signify the location of the show
• Limited mintage of 5000
• Coin in card packaging
• Obverse features Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II effigy sculpted by Ian Rank-Broadley
• Australian legal tender
The passing of the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act empowered the Government to make laws with respect to currency, coinage and legal tender. The Coinage Act 1909 put in place the first steps for an Australian coinage. Thus began the journey towards a mint owned by the Commonwealth and ind...Find Out More