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Year of Peace

1986 - 90

The United Nations declared 1986 as the International Year of Peace and also stated the this is the basic objective of their being formed. In recognition of this event, the Royal Australian mint issued a commemorative one dollar in the same year. The reverse was designed by Horst Hahne and shows the dove of peace being released from open hands surrounded by a wreath. The legend reads "INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF PEACE". The obverse features the Maklouf effigy of HM Queen Elizabeth II facing right and crowned. It also has the legend"ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1986". The issue was struck at the Royal Australian mint in an aluminium bronze alloy with an additional sterling silver striking in 1990 as part of the Masterpieces in Silver set.

The International Year of Peace was announced to the world by the United Nations in an effort to channel resources and thoughts into making peace possible. Everyone has a different idea of how this can be achieved but the United Nations gave directives and set the ball in motion. They also noted an important point during the 37th session of the General Assembly that, "Considering that the promotion of peace is the basic objective of the United Nations" (United Nations, 1982). The International Red Cross also emphasised that their Fundamental Principle of humanity is to prevent and alleviate human suffering, protect life and health and to promote lasting peace and international co-operation. The world that we live in has become more violent in recent years and we need to make every effort to ensure that peace can prevail. We should learn to settle our differences in a more appropriate way and the International Year of Peace offers a great opportunity to make some in-roads. The United Nations wishes to save our future generations from the fall-out from war and to unite their strength to maintain international peace and security.

a facility that produces coinsA coin struck differing from the standard design to commemorate an eventThe tails side of the coinThe inscription around the inner edge of the coinThe heads side of the coinA substance composed of several metals(United Nations, 1982)

 MintageAU50AU55AU58MS64MS65MS66MS67MS68MS691986 25,296,702151515273233394771 MintagePR65DCAMPR66DCAMPR67DCAMPR68DCAMPR69DCAMPR70DCAM1986 Proof67,00032363840493701990 Silver Proof23,5514748484949210Values 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.