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Australian $1 Coins

1999 The Last Anzacs

In recognition of the spirit and sacrifices made by the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC), the Royal Australian Mint dedicated a collection of 1999 $1 mintmark coins to The Last Anzacs
What began as an acronym - ANZAC, for the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps - has entered our language as a word in its own right. ‘Anzac’ means mateship; a spirit of courage, strength in adversity, selflessness and initiative tempered with a laconic humour. They served us proudly and have entered forever into the national psyche after their "Baptism of Fire" .

This coin was designed by Wojciech Pietranik, with a mintmark next to the frosted design of an ANZAC soldier, with each folder depicting a different aspect from the battle at Gallipoli.
The Royal Australian Mint trialed a process on these coins where there was a stream of tiny plastic balls fired at the dies, (and maybe the coins, details are sketchy at this time.), which gave these coins a much superior finish along with better relief and detail.
Since no collectors noticed the higher quality of the final product, the process was discontinued as the added expense it involved could not be justified.

Nominal Specifications

Issues Released
Denomination: $1
Metal: 92% Copper
2% Nickel
6% Aluminum
Mass: 9 grams
Diameter: 25 mm
Mintmark Folders
C Mintmark
S Mintmark
M Mintmark
B Mintmark
A Mintmark
Twin Pack, Older Persons and Last Anzac
Postal Numismatic Cover (Dated Year 2000)