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Since its development in 1986, the Landcare movement has provided a constructive collaborative platform for farmers and environmentalists to protect and restore Australia's unique natural environment. In 1993 the Royal Australian Mint celebrated Landcare Australia by issuing a commemorative dollar coin. Although only initially intended to be a limited commemorative piece, demand for increased circulating currency led to the issue being mass produced for circulation.

The reverse was designed by Vladimir Gottwald and depicts a tree with waving leaves along with the logo of Landcare Australia and the denomination "1 DOLLAR". Pieces struck during the initial commemorative release feature a small 'C' (Canberra) mintmark, further pieces were issued at events in Melbourne 'M' and Sydney 'S' while coins struck as part of the circulation issue lack a mintmark. A small number of proof and silver proof pieces were also struck with neither featuring a mintmark. The obverse design of all varieties features the Maklouf portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II with the legend "ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1993".

Melbourne (M) mint-mark on 1993-M (Landcare) one dollar piece.

The LandCare program was first developed in Victoria by Minister for Conservation, Forests and Lands Joan Kirner and President of the Victorian Farmers Federation Heather Mitchell.(Coral Love, 2012) The initiative was intended to encourage community-based action and education to help resolve a variety of land protection issues. It developed quickly into a national program with Landcare Australia being established in 1989 to develop national awareness and to further develop corporate sector investment into Landcare programs. Today Landcare community groups exist all across Australia working to promote the sustainable management of land in a way that is mutually beneficial for the productivity of farmers and the goals of environmentalists.

A coin struck differing from the standard design to commemorate an eventA coin struck from an early circulation die state, not intended for circulationCurrency in equivalent units of base 10A marking, usually a letter or dot that signifies which mint struck a particular coina facility that produces coinsA coin struck from specially prepared dies to strike a superior quality coin not intended for circulationThe heads side of the coinThe inscription around the inner edge of the coinThe tails side of the coinCoral Love, 2012

 MintageAU50AU55AU58MS64MS65MS66MS67MS68MS691993-S 119,373252627292929321708801993-M 67,185252727293240503107001993-C 228,664232424262628291608501993 18,309,160242626282835435376 MintagePR65DCAMPR66DCAMPR67DCAMPR68DCAMPR69DCAMPR70DCAM1993 Proof51,00031313132481501993 Silver Proof25,0003842454954110Values 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.