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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
Made 12 Dec 2005
Registered 21 Dec 2005
Tabled HR 07 Feb 2006
Tabled Senate 07 Feb 2006

I, CHRIS PEARCE, Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, make this Determination under subsections 13 (2) and 13A (1) of the Currency Act 1965.

Dated 12 December 2005

CHRIS PEARCE


Contents

                        1     Name of Determination                                                                         2

                        2     Commencement                                                                                  2

                        3     Standard composition of coins                                                              2

                        4     Specification of coins                                                                           2

                        5     Application of Determination                                                                 2

Schedule 1             Standard composition of coins                                                          3

Schedule 2             Specifications of coins                                                                      4

 


  

  

1              Name of Determination

                This Determination is the Currency (Royal Australian Mint) Determination 2005 (No. 4).

2              Commencement

                This Determination commences on the day after it is registered.

3              Standard composition of coins

                For subsection 13 (2) of the Currency Act 1965, that Act is to have effect, on and after the day on which this Determination commences, as if a reference in the Schedule to the Act, opposite to the denomination of a coin mentioned in an item of Schedule 1, to the standard composition of coins of that denomination were a reference to a standard composition mentioned in the item.

4              Specification of coins

                For subsection 13A (1) of the Currency Act 1965, each item in Schedule 2 specifies:

                (a)    the denomination of a coin; and

               (b)    the coin’s standard composition; and

                (c)    the coin’s standard weight, and the allowable variation from that weight; and

               (d)    the coin’s dimensions; and

                (e)    the coin’s design.

5              Application of Determination

                Schedule 2 does not affect any other determination of the specifications of a coin.


Schedule 1        Standard composition of coins

(section 3)

  

 

Item

Denomination

Composition

1

1 cent

at least 99.99% gold

2

1 cent

at least 99.9% silver

3

2 cents

at least 99.99% gold

4

2 cents

at least 99.9% silver

5

5 cents

at least 99.99% gold

6

5 cents

at least 99.9% silver

7

10 cents

at least 99.99% gold

8

10 cents

at least 99.9% silver

9

20 cents

at least 99.99% gold

10

20 cents

at least 99.9% silver

11

50 cents

at least 99.99% gold

12

50 cents

at least 99.9% silver

13

one dollar

at least 99.99% gold

14

one dollar

at least 99.9% silver

15

two dollars

at least 99.99% gold

16

two dollars

at least 99.9% silver

Schedule 2        Specifications of coins

(section 4)

  

 

Item 1

$1 coin

Denomination

$1

Standard composition

At least 99.9% silver

Standard weight and
allowable variation

11.66g ± 0.240g

Maximum diameter

25.12mm

Maximum thickness

2.80mm

Shape

Circular

Edge

14 segments, of which 7 are milled and 7 are plain

Obverse design

An effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, and the initials “IRB”, surrounded by the inscriptions:

     (a)   “ELIZABETH II”; and

    (b)   “AUSTRALIA 2006”.

Reverse design

A design consisting of:

     (a)   representations of:

            (i)   a television tower; and

           (ii)   a historical television camera; and

          (iii)   radiating electromagnetic waves; and

    (b)   the inscriptions:

            (i)   “FIFTY YEARS OF AUSTRALIAN TELEVISION”; and

           (ii)   “1 DOLLAR”;

and that may also include the letter “A”.

 

Item 2

$1 coin

Denomination

$1

Standard composition

Copper, aluminium and nickel

Standard weight and
allowable variation

9.00g ± 0.280g

Maximum diameter

25.12mm

Maximum thickness

2.80mm

Shape

Circular

Edge

14 segments, of which 7 are milled and 7 are plain

Obverse design

 

An effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, and the initials “IRB”, surrounded by the inscriptions:

     (a)   “ELIZABETH II”; and

    (b)   “AUSTRALIA 2006”.

Reverse design

A design consisting of:

     (a)   representations of:

            (i)   a television tower; and

           (ii)   a historical television camera; and

          (iii)   radiating electromagnetic waves; and

    (b)   the inscriptions:

            (i)   “FIFTY YEARS OF AUSTRALIAN TELEVISION”; and

           (ii)   “1 DOLLAR”; and

    (c)   one or more of the letters “A”, “B”, “C”, “M”, “S”, “H”, “P” and “TV”.

 

Item 3

$5 coin

Denomination

$5

Standard composition

At least 99.9% silver

Standard weight and allowable variation

36.31g ± 0.54g

Maximum diameter

38.94mm

Maximum thickness

3.50mm

Shape

Circular

Edge

Continuously milled

Obverse

An effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, and the initials “IRB”, surrounded by the inscriptions:

     (a)   “ELIZABETH II”; and

    (b)   “AUSTRALIA 2006”; and

     (c)   “5 DOLLARS”.

Reverse

 

A design consisting of:

     (a)   a representation of the ship Duyfken and a compass;

    (b)   the following inscriptions and images:

            (i)   “VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY” and “DUYFKEN”;

           (ii)   “1606” and “2006”;

          (iii)   a tulip (representing a Dutch Privy Mark);

          (iv)   the outline of a ship (representing a Dutch Mint Mark).

 

Item 4

$5 coin

Denomination

$5

Standard composition

Copper, zinc, aluminium and tin

Standard weight and allowable variation

20.00g ± 0.72g

Maximum diameter

38.94mm

Maximum thickness

2.82mm

Shape

Circular

Edge

Continuously milled

Obverse

An effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, and the initials “IRB”, surrounded by the inscriptions:

     (a)   “ELIZABETH II”; and

    (b)   “AUSTRALIA 2006”; and

     (c)   “5 DOLLARS”.

Reverse

A design consisting of:

     (a)   a representation of the ship Duyfken and a compass;

    (b)   the inscriptions:

            (i)   “VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY” and “DUYFKEN”; and

           (ii)   “1606” and “2006”; and

          (iii)   “GZ”.

 

Item 5

$10 coin

Denomination

$10

Standard composition

At least 99.9% gold

Standard weight and allowable variation

5.00g ± 0.030g

 

Maximum diameter

20.10mm

Maximum thickness

1.40mm

Shape

Circular

Edge

Continuously milled

Obverse

An effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, and the initials “IRB”, surrounded by the inscriptions:

     (a)   “ELIZABETH II”; and

    (b)   “AUSTRALIA 2006”; and

     (c)   “10 DOLLARS”.

Reverse

A design consisting of:

     (a)   a representation of the ship Duyfken and a compass;

    (b)   the following inscriptions and images:

            (i)   “VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY” and “DUYFKEN”;

           (ii)   “1606” and “2006”;

          (iii)   a tulip (representing a Dutch Privy Mark);

          (iv)   the outline of a ship (representing a Dutch Mint Mark).

 

Item 6

$1 coin

Denomination

$1

Standard composition

Copper, aluminium and nickel

Standard weight and
allowable variation

9.00g ± 0.280g

Maximum diameter

25.12mm

Maximum thickness

2.80mm

Shape

Circular

Edge

14 segments, of which 7 are milled and 7 are plain

Obverse design

An effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, and the initials “IRB”, surrounded by the inscriptions:

     (a)   “ELIZABETH II”; and

    (b)   “AUSTRALIA 2006”.

Reverse design

A design consisting of:

     (a)   the logo of the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games; and

    (b)   a group of abstract lines and patterns (symbolising the water, land and the hills surrounding Melbourne); and

     (c)   the inscriptions:

            (i)   “XVIII COMMONWEALTH GAMES”; and

           (ii)   “1 DOLLAR”; and

          (iii)   “M”.

 

Item 7

50 cent coin

Denomination

50 cents

Standard composition

At least 99.9% silver, partially plated with 24ct gold

Standard weight and
allowable variation

18.24g ± 0.40g

Maximum diameter

31.65mm

Maximum thickness

2.80mm

Shape

Dodecagonal

Edge

Plain

Obverse design

An effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, and the initials “IRB”, surrounded by the inscriptions:

     (a)   “ELIZABETH II”; and

    (b)   “AUSTRALIA 2006”.

Reverse design

A design consisting of:

     (a)   in the centre — a gold plated circle that includes:

            (i)   a representation of the Commonwealth Crown; and

           (ii)   a line pattern showing the number 80; and

          (iii)   the inscription “E II R”;

         surrounded by flags; and

    (b)   in an outer ring:

            (i)   alternating flags of Australia and the United Kingdom; and

           (ii)   the inscription “50”.

 

Item 8

50 cent coin

Denomination

50 cents

Standard composition

Copper and nickel

Standard weight and
allowable variation

15.55g ± 0.40g

Maximum diameter

31.65mm

Maximum thickness

2.80mm

Shape

Dodecagonal

Edge

Plain

Obverse design

An effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, and the initials “IRB”, surrounded by the inscriptions:

     (a)   “ELIZABETH II”; and

    (b)   “AUSTRALIA 2006”.

Reverse design

A design consisting of:

     (a)   in the centre — a circle that includes:

            (i)   a representation of the Commonwealth Crown; and

           (ii)   a line pattern showing the number 80; and

          (iii)   the inscription “E II R”;

         surrounded by flags; and

    (b)   in an outer ring:

            (i)   alternating flags of Australia and the United Kingdom; and

           (ii)   the inscription “50”.

 

Item 9

50 cent coin

Denomination

50 cents

Standard composition

At least 99.9% silver, partially plated with 24ct gold

Standard weight and
allowable variation

18.24g ± 0.40g

Maximum diameter

31.65mm

Maximum thickness

2.80mm

Shape

Dodecagonal

Edge

Plain

Obverse design

An effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, and the initials “IRB”, surrounded by the inscriptions:

     (a)   “ELIZABETH II”; and

    (b)   “AUSTRALIA 2006”.

Reverse design

A design consisting of:

     (a)   in the centre — a circle that includes:

            (i)   a representation of a globe; and

           (ii)   a series of outline maps of Australia, growing larger from the globe; and

          (iii)   a star;

         which represent the Queen’s link with Australia; and

    (b)   in a gold plated outer ring:

            (i)   a series of representations of Her Majesty’s Crown; and

           (ii)   the inscription “50”.

 

Item 10

50 cent coin

Denomination

50 cents

Standard composition

Copper and nickel

Standard weight and
allowable variation

15.55g ± 0.40g

Maximum diameter

31.65mm

Maximum thickness

2.80mm

Shape

Dodecagonal

Edge

Plain

Obverse design

An effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, and the initials “IRB”, surrounded by the inscriptions:

     (a)   “ELIZABETH II”; and

    (b)   “AUSTRALIA 2006”.

Reverse design

A design consisting of:

     (a)   in the centre — a circle that includes:

            (i)   a representation of a globe; and

           (ii)   a series of outline maps of Australia, growing larger from the globe; and

          (iii)   a star;

         which represent the Queen’s link with Australia; and

    (b)   in an outer ring:

            (i)   a series of representations of Her Majesty’s Crown; and

           (ii)   the inscription “50”.