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1 dollar 2001 - International Year of the Volunteers

By CAA    |   Wednesday, 20 March 2024

1 dollar 2001 - International Year of Volunteer

To celebrate the International Year of the Volunteers, the Federal Government has authorised the release of a $1 circulating coin featuring the Logo of the International Year.

The Royal Australian Mint produced million of this coin for circulation around the country in 2001. The coin was only produced as a circulating coin and not in a proof or uncirculated format. It is therefore only available in circulating currency and not directly from the Mint.

Once the circulating coins have been produced by the Mint, they were sent to various storage depots around the country. As the commercial outlets such as banks, supermarkets etc call for more circulating coins so the coins were released into circulation and were available in change.

The $1 International Year of Volunteer coins were released in this way into the nation's currency over a period of months. Some areas saw the coins in their change fast while in other areas it took a few months before the coin came into circulation.

International Year of Volunteers was designated for 2001 by the United Nations General Assembly. The initiative aimed at increased recognition, facilitation, networking and promotion of volunteering, to highlight the achievements of the millions of volunteers worldwide who devote their time to serving others, and to encourage more people globally to engage in volunteering.

Sepcifications and features

  • Mintage: 6,074,000
  • Alloy: Aluminuim Bronze (92% copper, 6% aluminium, 2% nickel)
  • Weight: 9 g
  • Diameter: 25 mm
  • Obverse: Ian Rank-Broadley

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