2008 Australian One Dollar Coin - 100th Anniversary of the Original Coat of Arms - Multiple Mint Marks available!
To mark 100 years from when the Coat of Arms was first introduced the RAM released this Aluminium-bronze NCLT coin in a folding coin card in 2008.
The Australian Coat of Arms is the representative symbol of Australia granted by King Edward VII in 1908. It is used for authentication purposes on official documents such as passports and is used to identify government property or authority.
The most significant change to the COA was in 1912 when the shield displaying the cross of St George was replaced by a version incorporating state emblems. It is interesting to note the kangaroo and the emu that are depicted are our own Australian native animals and the fact that these animals cannot walk backwards is symbolic of the nation moving forward and not backward.
Information on each of the available coins is presented below:
2008 C "Canberra" - Mintage: 154,000 - Canberra Mintmark (General Sale)
2008 [S] "Sydney" - Mintage: 32,529 - Sydney Privymark (General Sale)
2008 [M] "Melbourne" - Mintage: 42,094 - Melbourne Privymark (General Sale)
2008 [B] "Brisbane" - Mintage: 43,133 - Brisbane Privymark (General Sale).
Coins are in amazing mint state, and supplied in original coin cards.
The Coin cards remain unfolded, and in excellent condition.