SettingsSettings Subscribe  


Australia Imperial Lion Test Coin

1977 Pattern One Dollar reverse 1977 Pattern One Dollar obverse

1977 Pattern One Dollar

Mintage:Unknown Reverse Designer:Christopher Ironside Obverse Designer:Arnold Machin Size:21mm Weight:5g Edge:Interrupted Composition:84% Copper
16% Nickel


Sales History


The 1977 Pattern One Dollar was created as a test piece by the Royal Australian Mint. The heptagonal design was never issued on any Australian coins with the exception of a commemorative piece issued in 2004 as part of a series of pattern re-strikes. The design was rejected due to manufacturing complexities which would have made mass production impractical. (Royal Australian Mint, 2004)

The reverse of the pattern was designed by Christopher Ironside and features a the depiction of a heraldic lion with the legend "TESTING R. AUST. MINT". The obverse features the Arnold Machin effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with the legend "ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1977".

Find out what dealers are paying with a subscription.

Subscribe now!

Find out what coins have actually sold for and where with a Standard/Professional subscription.

Subscribe now!