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Coat of Arms


To commemorate a century since King Edward VII granted Australia its Coat of Arms the Royal Australian Mint has produced an uncirculated one dollar coin. The reverse features Australia's first Coat of Arms which was used between 1908 and 1912 and includes a shield with the cross of Saint George supported by a Kangaroo and an Emu. The reverse legend states "COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA COAT OF ARMS 1908 - 1912" and the denomination "ONE DOLLAR". Four regular variations of the piece exist with the largest mintage featuring the 'C' for Canberra mint-mark. The other three variations were released at events around Australia and were counter-struck with 'M' (Melbourne), 'S' (Sydney), and 'B' (Brisbane). An additional silver proof version was also produced and features a 'C' mint-mark.

Melbourne (M) mint-mark on a 2008-C (Coat of Arms) one dollar piece.

In 1908, seven years after the formation of the Commonwealth of Australia, King Edward VII granted Australia its first Coat of Arms. This design lasted for only four years before a modified version was adopted. Although a number of design elements were changed the most major modification was the replacement of the cross of Saint George with a formal Escutcheon divided into six compartments containing the badges of each Australian state. The Commonwealth Coat of Arms is a formal symbol of Australia and is proudly displayed on Australian passports, government documentation, and of course on Stuart Devlin's design for the fifty cent piece.

The tails side of the coinThe inscription around the inner edge of the coinA coin struck from specially prepared dies to strike a superior quality coin not intended for circulationa facility that produces coins

 MintageAU50AU55AU58MS64MS65MS66MS67MS68MS692008-S 48,3656.309.6012242730671106702008-M 46,0986.209.4012232831462303002008-C 157,3866.801014283366804005202008-B 48,2626.209.4012232528140180210 MintagePR65DCAMPR66DCAMPR67DCAMPR68DCAMPR69DCAMPR70DCAM2008-C Silver Proof9,661565962656973Values are in AUD and are retail price estimations based on past sales of coins certified by PCGS or NGC and as such values only related to such graded coins. Uncertified coins or coins graded by other services would likely be worth significantly less. For wholesale pricing please refer to the Red Sheet. While all attempts to ensure accurate pricing, data entry errors can occur and as such no warranty is expressed or implied as to the accuracy of any information published on this website. It is important to verify all published sales to ensure the accuracy of the pricing when making any purchase decision. Any personal information provided to us is protected by the Privacy Act 1988.