1967 Australian Swan Dollar Silver $1 Coin PCGS MS67 Superb Gem
1967 Australian Pattern Swan Dollar or Goose Dollar PCGS MS67 Superb Gem Uncirculated
A Beautifully rainbow toned Coin that would make a Highlight in Your Collection.
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History of the Swan Dollar: The 1967 Swan or Goose dollar is an unofficial issue, although it does hold an important part in Australia’s numismatic history.
The Swan Pattern dollar has been nicknamed the “Goose dollar” by collectors and has risen in highly popularity & value in past 15 or so years.
When decimal currency was to be introduced in 1966, collectors were surprised to learn that a one dollar coin would not be included in the new issues. So, in 1965 the Australian Coin Review magazine ran a competition and the winning entry submitted to the Australian government. When this coin was rejected by the authorities, competition organisers decided to have it minted privately .
In 1967 it was engraved and struck by John Pinches medallists of London. The design, by Andor Meszaros features a swan with Australia 1967 on the obverse and wattle with 100 (cents) printed on the reverse. On the obverse (swan side) at approximately 4 o’clock right next to the rim are the designers initials which may be mistaken as a scuff on the coin surface.
There were 1500 specimen uncirculated silver coins issued that featured a milled edge, 750 proof pieces with a plain edge and 10 gold with the plain edge. The silver proof was originally available at $13.50 while the silver uncirculated examples were $10. It is believed 2 of the gold coins were lost in the Ash Wednesday fires in 1983 (John Gartner collection) so it could be said that there are only 8 in existence. John’s house at Mount Macedon in Victoria was destroyed with the coins along with the actual dies used to strike the coins. All coins were originally issued in a maroon coloured case inscribed with “Australian Pattern Crown” inside the lid and in the case for the proofs, the word “proof” was added.
Specifications differ between the gold and silver issues. All are 38 milimetres in diameter and the silver releases weigh 28.7 grams and the 22ct gold 40.3 grams.