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2002 Year of the Outback

The Year of the Outback aims to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of the Australian Outback. It gives recognition of its importance and to its contribution to the life of the nation. The official logo for the Year of the Outback proudly features on the $1 Aluminium Bronze mintmark coins
Something different comes into the mind of every Australian when Australia’s Outback is mentioned. We think of vast distances, vibrant colours, beautiful scenery, hot, dry plains, flooding rains, weather- beaten inhabitants; tough people who have survived in a tough environment over thousands of years. The Outback is intrinsically Australian.

Designed by Elizabeth Robinson, who at the time was a student at Charles Sturt University, Wagga, New South Wales, the logo depicts a stylised outline of Australia, with the top of the outline reflected in the nation's interior. The logo also incorporates the Southern Cross, a well-known symbol of Australia and guide for travellers over the ages. Reaching towards the Southern Cross are a series of trails, representing the stories or marks that were left, first by Aborigines and then by white settlers, explorers, and pioneers in the outback.

Nominal Specifications

Issues Released
Denomination: $1
Metal: 92% Copper
2% Nickel
6% Aluminum
Mass: 9 grams
Diameter: 25 mm
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