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Currency Determination 1999 (No. 2)

Authoritative Version
Determinations/Currency as made
This Determination sets out the specifications and design of certain coins.
Administered by: Treasury
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislation (Exemptions and Other Matters) Regulation 2015 s12 item 20
Registered 06 Dec 2005
Gazetted 18 Aug 1999

Currency Determination 1999 (No. 2)

I, JOE HOCKEY, Minister for Financial Services and Regulation, make this determination under subsection 13A (1) of the Currency Act 1965.

Dated 11 August 1999.


JOE HOCKEY

Minister for Financial Services and Regulation

 


Currency Determination 1999 (No. 2)

made under the

 

 

 

Contents

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                        1  Name of determination                                                        2

                        2  Commencement                                                                 2

                        3  Specification of coins                                                          2

                        4  Application of determination                                                2

Schedule 1                                                                                               3

Part 1               Specifications of coins                                                     3

Part 2               Explanation of symbols                                                    7

 


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1              Name of determination

                This determination is Currency Determination 1999 (No. 2).

2              Commencement

                This determination commences on gazettal.

3              Specification of coins

                This determination specifies, for a coin having the denomination and standard composition specified in columns 2 and 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 1, the standard weight, the allowable variation from that weight, the dimensions and the design specified in columns 4, 5 and 6 of that Part.

4              Application of determination

                This determination does not affect any other determination of the specifications of a coin.


Schedule 1          

(section 3)

Part 1          Specifications of coins

 

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Column 4

Column 5

Column 6

Item

Denomination and nominal weight in ounces or kilograms

Standard
composition

Standard weight and allowable variation (g)

Dimensions

Design

 

 

 

 

(1)
Diameter
(mm)

(2)
Thickness
(mm)

(1)
Shape

(2)
Edge

(3)
Obverse

(4)
Reverse

101    

$5
(1/20 oz)

Not less than 99.99% gold

1.571 ± 0.015

14.10

1.40

S1

E1

O1

R170

102    

$15
(1/10 oz)

Not less than 99.99% gold

3.133 ± 0.022

16.10

1.50

S1

E1

O1

R170

103    

$25
(1/4 oz)

Not less than 99.99% gold

7.807 ± 0.030

20.10

2.00

S1

E1

O1

R170

104    

$50
(1/2 oz)

Not less than 99.99% gold

15.594 ± 0.040

25.10

2.40

S1

E1

O1

R170

105    

$100
(1 oz)

Not less than 99.99% gold

31.162 ± 0.055

32.10

2.80

S1

E1

O1

R170

106    

$200
(2 oz)

Not less than 99.99% gold

62.265 ± 0.050

40.60

4.00

S1

E1

O1

R170

107    

$1
(1 oz)

Not less than 99.9% silver

31.635 ± 0.500

40.60

4.00

S1

E1

O1

R171

108    

$2
(2 oz)

Not less than 99.9% silver

62.770 ± 0.500

50.30

4.50

S1

E2

O1

R171

109    

$10
(10 oz)

Not less than 99.9% silver

312.347 ± 1.000

75.50

8.70

S1

E2

O1

R171

110    

$30
(1kg)

Not less than 99.9% silver

1002.502 ± 1.500

101.00

14.60

S1

E2

O1

R171

111    

$5
(1/20 oz)

Not less than 99.95% platinum

1.571 ± 0.015

14.10

1.40

S1

E1

O1

R172

112    

$15
(1/10 oz)

Not less than 99.95% platinum

3.137 ± 0.025

16.10

1.32

S1

E1

O1

R172

113    

$25
(1/4 oz)

Not less than 99.95% platinum

7.815 ± 0.035

20.10

1.90

S1

E1

O1

R172

114    

$50
(1/2 oz)

Not less than 99.95% platinum

15.605 ± 0.045

25.10

2.30

S1

E1

O1

R172

115    

$100
(1 oz)

Not less than 99.95% platinum

31.185 ± 0.065

32.10

2.70

S1

E1

O1

R172

116    

$200
(2 oz)

Not less than 99.95% platinum

62.313 ± 0.075

40.60

3.80

S1

E1

O1

R172

117    

$200
(2 oz)

Not less than 99.99% gold

62.265 ± 0.050

40.60

4.00

S1

E1

O1

R173

118    

$1000
(10 oz)

Not less than 99.99% gold

311.317 ± 0.250

60.30

7.90

S1

E1

O1

R173

119    

$3000
(1kg)

Not less than 99.99% gold

1000.350 ± 0.250

75.30

13.90

S1

E1

O1

R173

120    

$200
(2 oz)

Not less than 99.95% platinum

62.313 ± 0.075

40.60

3.80

S1

E1

O1

R174

121    

$1000
(10 oz)

Not less than 99.95% platinum

311.691± 0.500

60.30

7.90

S1

E1

O1

R174

122    

$3000
(1kg)

Not less than 99.95% platinum

1001.000 ± 0.500

75.30

13.90

S1

E1

O1

R174

123    

50cents
(1/2 oz)

Not less than 99.9% silver

16.086 ± 0.500

32.10

2.80

S1

E1

O1

R175

124    

$1
(1 oz)

Not less than 99.9% silver

31.635 ± 0.500

40.60

4.00

S1

E1

O1

R175

125    

$2
(2 oz)

Not less than 99.9% silver

62.770 ± 0.500

50.30

4.50

S1

E2

O1

R175

126    

$10
(10 oz)

Not less than 99.9% silver

312.347 ± 1.000

75.50

8.70

S1

E2

O1

R175

127    

$30
(1kg)

Not less than 99.9% silver

1002.502 ± 1.500

101.00

14.60

S1

E2

O1

R175

128    

$5
(1/20 oz)

Not less than 99.99% gold

1.571 ± 0.015

14.10

1.40

S1

E1

O1

R176

129    

$15
(1/10 oz)

Not less than 99.99% gold

3.133 ± 0.022

16.10

1.50

S1

E1

O1

R176

130    

$25
(1/4 oz)

Not less than 99.99% gold

7.807 ± 0.030

20.10

2.00

S1

E1

O1

R176

131    

$50
(1/2 oz)

Not less than 99.99% gold

15.594 ± 0.040

25.10

2.40

S1

E1

O1

R176

132    

$100
(1 oz)

Not less than 99.99% gold

31.162 ± 0.055

32.10

2.80

S1

E1

O1

R176

133    

$200
(2 oz)

Not less than 99.99% gold

62.265 ± 0.050

40.60

4.00

S1

E1

O1

R176

134    

$1000
(10 oz)

Not less than 99.99% gold

311.317 ± 0.250

60.30

7.90

S1

E1

O1

R176

135    

$3000
(1kg)

Not less than 99.99% gold

1000.350 ± 0.250

75.30

13.90

S1

E1

O1

R176

136    

$5
(1/20 oz)

Not less than 99.99% gold

1.571 ± 0.015

14.10

1.40

S1

E1

O1

R177

137    

$15
(1/10 oz)

Not less than 99.99% gold

3.133 ± 0.022

16.10

1.50

S1

E1

O1

R177

138    

$25
(1/4 oz)

Not less than 99.99% gold

7.807 ± 0.030

20.10

2.00

S1

E1

O1

R177

139    

$50
(1/2 oz)

Not less than 99.99% gold

15.594 ± 0.040

25.10

2.40

S1

E1

O1

R177

140    

$100
(1 oz)

Not less than 99.99% gold

31.162 ± 0.055

32.10

2.80

S1

E1

O1

R177

141    

$200
(2 oz)

Not less than 99.99% gold

62.265 ± 0.050

40.60

4.00

S1

E1

O1

R177

142    

$1000
(10 oz)

Not less than 99.99% gold

311.317 ± 0.250

60.30

7.90

S1

E1

O1

R177

143    

$3000
(1kg)

Not less than 99.99% gold

1000.350 ± 0.250

75.30

13.90

S1

E1

O1

R177

144    

$2
(2 oz)

Not less than 99.9% silver

62.770 ± 0.500

50.30

4.50

S1

E2

O1

R178

145    

$2
(2 oz)

Not less than 99.9% silver

62.770 ± 0.500

50.30

4.50

S1

E2

O1

R179

146    

$2
(2 oz)

Not less than 99.9% silver

62.770 ± 0.500

50.30

4.50

S1

E2

O1

R180

147    

$2
(2 oz)

Not less than 99.9% silver

62.770 ± 0.500

50.30

4.50

S1

E2

O1

R181

Part 2          Explanation of symbols

 

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Column 4

Item

Design Feature

Symbol

Explanation

201

Shape

S1

Circular

202

Edge

E1

Continuously milled

203

Edge

E2

8 segments, of which 4 are milled and 4 are plain

204

Obverse

O1

A circle of raised beads, immediately inside the rim, enclosing:

(a)      the inscriptions:

          (i)      ‘ELIZABETH II’; and

          (ii)     ‘AUSTRALIA’; and

(b)      an inscription stating, in Arabic numerals, the amount, in dollars or cents, of the denomination of the coin, followed by the word ‘DOLLAR’, ‘DOLLARS’ or ‘CENTS’, as the case requires;

that, in turn, surround an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.

205

Reverse

R170

A circle of raised beads, immediately inside the rim, enclosing the inscriptions:

(a)      ‘THE AUSTRALIAN NUGGET X OZ. 9999 GOLD’ (where ‘X’ is the nominal weight, in ounces, of the coin expressed as a common fraction, or whole number, in Arabic numerals); and

(b)      ‘2000’ or ‘2001’;

that, in turn, surround:

(c)      a representation of a kangaroo in tall grass breaking through a semi-circular sunburst design; and

(d)      for a coin dated 2000 — the inscription ‘P’.

206

Reverse

R171

A circle of raised beads, immediately inside the rim, enclosing:

(a)      either:

          (i)      if the nominal weight of the coin is measured in ounces — the inscription ‘THE AUSTRALIAN KOOKABURRA X OZ. 999 SILVER’ (where ‘X’ is the nominal weight, in ounces, of the coin expressed as a whole number in Arabic numerals); or

          (ii)     if the nominal weight of the coin is 1 kilogram — the inscription ‘THE AUSTRALIAN KOOKABURRA 1 KILO 999 SILVER’; and

(b)      the inscription ‘2000’ or ‘2001’;

that, in turn, surround:

(c)      a representation of two kookaburras perched on a branch; and

(d)      for a coin dated 2000 — the inscription ‘P’.

207

Reverse

R172

A circle of raised beads, immediately inside the rim, enclosing the inscriptions:

(a)      ‘THE AUSTRALIAN KOALA X OZ. 9995 PLATINUM’ (where ‘X’ is the nominal weight, in ounces, of the coin expressed as a common fraction, or whole number, in Arabic numerals; and

(b)      ‘2000’ or ‘2001’;

that, in turn, surround:

(c)      a representation of a koala on a eucalyptus branch; and

(d)      for a coin dated 2000 — the inscription ‘P’.

208

Reverse

R173

 

A circle of raised beads, immediately inside the rim, enclosing:

(a)      either:

          (i)      if the nominal weight of the coin is measured in ounces — the inscription ‘THE AUSTRALIAN NUGGET X OZ. 9999 GOLD’ (where ‘X’ is the nominal weight, in ounces, of the coin expressed as a whole number in Arabic numerals); or

          (ii)     if the nominal weight of the coin is 1 kilogram — the inscription ‘THE AUSTRALIAN NUGGET 1 KILO 9999 GOLD’; and

(b)      the inscription ‘2001’;

that, in turn, surround a representation of a red kangaroo on a sunburst of rays.

209

Reverse

R174

A circle, immediately inside the rim, enclosing:

(a)      either:

          (i)      if the nominal weight of the coin is measured in ounces — the inscription ‘THE AUSTRALIAN KOALA X OZ. 9995 PLATINUM’ (where ‘X’ is the nominal weight, in ounces, of the coin expressed as a whole number in Arabic numerals); or

          (ii)     if the nominal weight of the coin is 1 kilogram — the inscription ‘THE AUSTRALIAN KOALA 1 KILO 9995 PLATINUM’; and

(b)      the inscription ‘2001’; and

(c)      a representation of a koala on the stump of a tree.


210

Reverse

R175

A circle of raised beads, immediately inside the rim, enclosing:

(a)      either:

          (i)      if the nominal weight of the coin is measured in ounces — the inscription ‘X OZ 999 SILVER’ (where ‘X’ is the nominal weight, in ounces, of the coin expressed as a common fraction, or whole number, in Arabic numerals); or

          (ii)     if the nominal weight of the coin is 1 kilogram — the inscription
‘1 KILO 999
SILVER’; and

(b)      the inscription ‘2000’; and

(c)      a traditional Chinese pattern of clouds and bats; and

(d)      the Chinese character for ‘dragon’;

that, in turn, surround a representation of a dragon with its tail raised, with or without the inscription ‘P’.

211

Reverse

R176

A circle of raised beads, immediately inside the rim, enclosing:

(a)      either:

          (i)      if the nominal weight of the coin is measured in ounces — the inscription ‘X OZ. 9999 GOLD’ (where ‘X’ is the nominal weight, in ounces, of the coin expressed as a common fraction, or whole number, in Arabic numerals); or

          (ii)     if the nominal weight of the coin is 1 kilogram — the inscription
‘1 KILO 9999 GOLD’; and

(b)      the inscription ‘2000’; and

(c)      a representation of a dragon with its head raised; and

(d)      the Chinese character for ‘dragon’;

with or without the inscription ‘P’.

212

Reverse

R177

A circle of raised beads, immediately inside the rim, enclosing:

(a)      either:

          (i)      if the nominal weight of the coin is measured in ounces — the inscription ‘X OZ. 9999 GOLD’ (where ‘X’ is the nominal weight, in ounces, of the coin expressed as a common fraction, or whole number in Arabic numerals); or

          (ii)     if the nominal weight of the coin is 1 kilogram — the inscription
‘1 KILO 9999 GOLD’; and

(b)      the inscription ‘2001’; and

(c)      a representation of a snake among leaves and branches; and

(d)      the Chinese character for ‘snake’;

with or without the inscription ‘P’.

213

Reverse

R178

A circle of raised beads, immediately inside the rim, enclosing the inscriptions:

(a)      ‘THE AUSTRALIAN KOOKABURRA 2 OZ. 999 SILVER’; and

(b)      ‘2000’;

that, in turn, surround:

(c)      a representation of a kookaburra perched on a wattle branch; and

(d)      overlapping representations of the obverse and reverse of an ancient Roman Antoninianus coin.

214

Reverse

R179

A circle of raised beads, immediately inside the rim, enclosing the inscriptions:

(a)      ‘THE AUSTRALIAN KOOKABURRA 2 OZ. 999 SILVER’; and

(b)      ‘2000’;

that, in turn, surround:

(c)        a representation of a kookaburra perched on a wattle branch; and

(d)        overlapping representations of the obverse and reverse of an ancient Byzantine bronze coin.


215

Reverse

R180

A circle of raised beads, immediately inside the rim, enclosing the inscriptions:

(a)      ‘THE AUSTRALIAN KOOKABURRA 2 OZ. 999 SILVER’; and

(b)      ‘2000’;

that, in turn, surround:

(c)      a representation of a kookaburra perched on a wattle branch; and

(d)      overlapping representations of the obverse and reverse of an ancient English hammered silver coin.

216

Reverse

R181

A circle of raised beads, immediately inside the rim, enclosing the inscriptions:

(a)      ‘THE AUSTRALIAN KOOKABURRA 2 OZ. 999 SILVER’; and

(b)      ‘2000’;

that, in turn, surround:

(c)      a representation of a kookaburra perched on a wattle branch; and

(d)      overlapping representations of the obverse and reverse of an ancient Hungarian silver Denar coin.