Australian Dollar Coins - 2007 Year of the Lifesaver Dollar

October 4, 2009

2007 Lifesaver One Dollar -struck only in Proof

This commemorative standard one dollar coin was not issued into circulation by the Royal Australian Mint. It is the circulation size 9g 25mm aluminium bronze of the one dollar denomiation but was only issued in the 2007 Year Proof set. This is the only way to obtain one of these AlBr dollars and it was only struck to proof standard.

2007 was named the Year of the Lifesaver honouring our national lifesaving force of 113,000 members patrolling our beaches and keeping swimmers safe. Our devoted members have saved 500,000 lives during the past 100 years. This dollar honours the commitment of those men and women and is the dedicated theme of the mint and proof sets of 2007. A comemmorative 20c was also issued during that year and can be found in the mint set and on a PNC.

The image depicted by designer Tony Dean on the one dollar coin is of 3 lifesavers undertaking a dramatic team rescue of a troubled swimmer in the sometimes harsh conditions of Australia's beaches. The reverse features the standard Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. Both silver and gold proof versions of this coin have been issued in the fine silver and gold year sets of 2007.

Posted by harrisk at October 4, 2009 6:22 PM
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