Summary

Australia
Holey Dollar and Dump Set, 1988
Mint: Perth Mint

In cardboard booklet which gives details of the Arnhem Land Aboriginal Dreamtime story of the Wawalag (or Wagilag) sisters from which the reverse depictions of the snake (on the holey dollar) and the two sisters (on the dump) are drawn.

Physical Description

A card booklet containing a commemorative silver Holey Dollar a dump featuring the Arnhem Land Aboriginal Dreamtime story of the Wawalag (or Wagilag) sisters from which the reverse depictions of the snake (on the holey dollar) and the two sisters (on the dump) are drawn.

Obverse Description

Holey Dollar: Above central hole a small portrait of the Queen, around the hole, ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA ONE DOLLAR Dump: Crowned head of the Queen, around, ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 25 CENTS

Reverse Description

Holey dollar: Around the hole a snake; around all, THE HOLEY DOLLAR ONE OUNCE 999 SILVER 1988 Reverse: At centre the Wawlag sisters standing facing, around, THE DUMP QUARTER OZ. 999 SILVER 1988

More Information

  • Collecting Areas

    Numismatics & Philately

  • Acquisition Information

    Donation from Perth (Mint), 30 Nov 1988

  • Date Issued

    1988 AD

  • Issued By

    HM Queen Elizabeth II, Australia

  • Mint

    Royal Australian Mint

  • Inscriptions

    Obverse: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA ONE DOLLAR Reverse: THE HOLEY DOLLAR ONE OUNCE 999 SILVER 1988 Obverse: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 25 CENTS Reverse: THE DUMP QUARTER OZ. 999 SILVER 1988

  • Material

    Silver

  • Axis

    12

  • Classification

    Coins, Australia, Proof sets

  • Category

    History & Technology

  • Discipline

    Numismatics

  • Type of item

    Object

  • Dimensions

    81 mm (Length), 115 mm (Width), 6 mm (Depth)
    Dimensions for closed booklet, double width if to be displayed open so coins can be seen

  • Shape

    round