2001 $1 Australian Coin ft. Centenary of Federation 1901-2001
This circulating commemorative one dollar coin incorporates the Centenary of Federation logo. 2001 was a momentous year in the short history of Australia, it marked the 100th anniversary of the Federation of the nation of Australia. The reverse features a ribbon arranged like a simplified map of Australia, and a Federation Star. Around above, CENTENARY OF FEDERATION; divided by the ribbon are the dates 1901 and 2001; around below, the value and denomination ONE DOLLAR. The obverse shows the crowned mature head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (her effigy known as the "Fourth Portrait"). The Queen wears the "Girls of Great Britain and Ireland" diamond tiara, a wedding gift from Queen Mary (Her Majesty's grandmother) in 1947 - which she also has on the Machin and the Gottwald portraits. In small letters below the head, the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley).
Around the effigy is the monarch's legend and the date: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2001.