Clarification of the Circulation 2014 Mob of Roos One Dollar Mintage

The 2014 standard design Mob of Roos dollar coin issued into circulation has a mintage clarification that not everyone is aware of, and it seems not even the Mint itself!

Each year in their annual report the Royal Australian Mint (RAM) publishes the mintages of all the coins they strike. This article is focussed on the 2014 dated standard design dollar with the 5 bounding kangaroos on the reverse.

The 2013-2014 RAM financial report lists 1 million of these struck in that fiscal year. The report for the following year (2014-2015) lists a further 5.2 million which would equate to a total mintage of 6.2 million coins. A clarification however in the following report corrects a typo error adjusting the 5.2 million down to a mere 52,000 coins. Obviously the decimal point had been put in the wrong place. A small “Remediation of information published in previous annual report” appears on page 28 in the 2015-16 annual report that states “In Appendix B on page 94, the total amount of 2014 $1 standard coins should have been 0.052.” This corrects the total mintage from 6.2 million down to 1,052,000.

Our own blog 2014 $1 mintages table lists the correct mintage as does the catalogue Pocket Guide to Australian Coins and Banknotes (23rd edition, 2017) by Greg McDonald. Renniks Australian Coin and Banknote Values (28th edition, 2017) by Michael Pitt incorrectly states the mintage at 6.2 million. The Royal Australian Mint website also incorrectly states the mintage (accessed 16/1/2018).

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