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1991 $1 Mor - I Didn't Realise This Coin Existed?

 
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 Posted 07/30/2020  12:24 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add coaster to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
While noodling to try and complete a set of the Great Aussie Hunt A-Z coins I came across this 1991 MOR $1 coin.



This came as a surprise because I'd always thought that no $1 coins had been produced in 1989, 1990 and 1991 as is stated on the Royal Australian Mint website:


I did a bit of googling and found that even though this coin was never released into circulation apparently you could mint this coin yourself, as well as being available purchase in a mint set at the time. Has anyone else come across this coin in the wild?

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07/30/2020 12:29 am
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 Posted 07/30/2020  12:45 am  Show Profile   Check ryurazu's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add ryurazu to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
comes from a mint set or something that wasnt minted for circulation including 1989 and 1990, the only one that actually doesn't exist is the 1992 MOB.
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i found a 1989 in circulation and a 1991 two dollar coin.
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 Posted 07/30/2020  06:24 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coaster to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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the only one that actually doesn't exist is the 1992 MOB

I'm fairly sure that I read that someone purchased one of these through Downies a few years back?
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yes that's what it says on Australian coin blog, and the auction details from "Downies" just says 1992 observer stuck on a Mob planchet. What this is no one knows as there isn't any image. Royal Australian Mint also doesn't know (as far as I know, never asked).
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 Posted 07/30/2020  09:14 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coaster to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Just had a look into the archives and found the article that I was referring to re 1992 MOR
https://en.numista.com/forum/topic46400.html
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 Posted 07/30/2020  9:09 pm  Show Profile   Check ryurazu's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add ryurazu to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
interesting thanks for sharing, those are unicorn. Seem like ram might have confused what they actually where minted as, looks like they where specially minted for Downies .
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The 1991 dollar would be either a mint your own or from a broken set - I've never found a 1991 dollar myself but most NCLT I find are dollar coins.

The 1992 mob of roos dollar was sold earlier in the year I thought? Or maybe it was last year. Anyway, there were images in the Coin and Banknote magazine and there are also pictures on the internet too.
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