Australian One Dollar Coins 2011 Air Series Major Mitchell

June 20, 2011

2011 Air Series Major Mitchell Cockatoo $1

The Major Mitchell cockatoo is featured on this pad printed 2011 Australian one dollar coin released July 1st. It is the third coin in the Air series released by the Royal Australian Mint after the Rosella and Kookaburra issues earlier this year. It is the standard one dollar 25mm size and weighs 9 grams, just the same as the circulation dollars however this issue has been struck for the collector market and these coins are not intended for circulation. Made from an aluminium bronze planchet these coins are struck with the obverse design, the depth of the reverse design and interrupted edge reeding. The colour is then pad printed onto the reverse showing off this gorgeous pink and white cockatoo named in honour of Australian explorer Major Sir Thomas Mitchell. The obverse features the standard effigy of Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley. Issued at $14.95 in an informative colourful card this release is sure to be popular, the mintage can be found in the 2011 mintages table. See the other issues in the Air Series.

Posted by harrisk at June 20, 2011 12:48 PM
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