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2008-S One Dollar

? To commemorate a century since King Edward VII granted Australia its Coat of Arms the Royal Australian Mint has produced an uncirculated one dollar coin. The reverse features Australia's first Coat of Arms which was used between 1908 and 1912 and includes a shield with the cross of Saint George supported by a Kangaroo and an Emu. The reverse legend states

2008 Proof One Dollar

? The Type III one dollar coin was first issued in 2000 and continues to be issued today. It features the Ian Rank-Broadley portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse and Stuart Devlin's iconic 'Mob of Roos' design on the reverse. Glossary reverse: The tails side of the coin obverse: The heads side of the coin

1887-M Wide JEB Half Sovereign

? The 1887 half sovereigns come in a number of varieties distinguishable by the place of manufacture which can be Sydney, Melbourne or London and by the positioning of the obverse designer's initials, JEB. The mint can be determined by a mintmark , or absence of underneath the shield on the reverse. An S indicates this issue, the Sydney mint, an M indicates Melbourne while the London mint issues do not display a mintmark. S mintmark for Sydney ...

2010 Proof Five Cent

? The Type III five cent piece has been issued from 1999 and remains the annually issued type today. The type features the Ian Rank-Broadley portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth on the obverse and Stuart Devlin's iconic echidna design on the reverse. Devlin's initials can be found directly underneath the denomination . In addition to the large number of standard business and proof strikes a number of different strike types have been issued. From 2001, the Royal Australian Mint has intermittently ...

2003 Five Dollar

? The Rugby World Cup 5 Dollar commemorative aluminium bronze coin was released following the successful hosting of the event by Australia in 2003. It was originally planned to held jointly with New Zealand, but a dispute arising from sponsorship led the Rugby World Cup Limited to shift the event entirely onto Australian soil. The reverse of this coin, designed by the Royal Australian Mint, has an image of a penalty kick being taken looking from behind the player. It also includes the official ...

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Sydney Mint Half Sovereigns

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