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The dollar coin was introduced in 1984 replacing the one dollar note that had circulated since the introduction of decimal currency in 1966. The first coin bore the Arnold Machin portrait of Queen Elizabeth and the reverse depicting 5 kangaroos was sculpted by Stuart Devlin. The design quickly became known as the “mob of roos” dollar.
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