**Commonwealth of Australia**

*Currency Act 1965*

**Currency Determination No. 2 of 1993**

I, ROBERT McMULLAN, Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, make the following Determination under subsection 13A (1) of the *Currency Act 1965.*

Dated 16 February 1993.

Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer for and on behalf of the Treasurer

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**Citation**

**1. **This Determination may be cited as Currency Determination No. 2 of 1993.

**Commencement**

**2. **This Determination commences on 3 March 1993.

**Interpretation**

**3. **In this Determination:

**“$20 silver Olympic Centenary athletics coin” **means a coin of the denomination of $20:

(a) the specifications of which are set out in clause 5; and

(b) the design of which is set out in clause 6;

**“$20 silver Olympic Centenary swimming coin”** means a coin of the denomination of $20:

(a) the specifications of which are set out in clause 7; and

(b) the design of which is set out in clause 8;

**“$200 gold Olympic Centenary coin”** means a coin of the denomination of $200;

(a) the specifications of which are set out in clause 9; and

(b) the design of which is set out in clause 10;

**“Act”** means the *Currency Act 1965.*

**Specifications of coins**

**4.** On and after 3 March 1993, the standard weight, the allowable variation from that standard weight, the design and the dimensions of the following coins are as set out in this determination:

(a) a $20 silver Olympic Centenary athletics coin;

(b) a $20 silver Olympic Centenary swimming coin;

(c) a $200 gold Olympic Centenary coin.

**Specifications of $20 silver Olympic Centenary athletics coin**

**5. (1)** The shape of a $20 silver Olympic Centenary athletics coin is circular.

**(2) **The edge of the coin is milled.

**(3) **The composition of the coin is 92.5% silver and 7.5% other metal.

**(4) **The standard weight of the coin is 33.62 grams.

**(5) **A variation of 0.37 grams from the standard weight is allowable.

**(6) **The diameter of the coin is 40.13 millimetres,

**(7) **The thickness of the coin is 3.30 millimetres.

**Design of $20 silver Olympic Centenary athletics coin**

**6. (1)** The obverse of a $20 silver Olympic Centenary athletics coin bears an effigy of the Queen and the inscriptions “ELIZABETH II”, “AUSTRALIA 1993” and “20 DOLLARS”.

**(2)** The reverse of the coin bears;

(a) a representation of 3 female athletes, each wearing a medal and standing on a dais in a stadium; and

(b) a depiction of the Olympic rings; and

(c) the inscriptions “1896” and “1996” under the Olympic rings.

**(3)** The edge of the coin bears the inscription “CITIUS, ALTIUS, FORTIUS”.

**Specifications of $20 silver Olympic Centenary swimming coin**

**7. (1)** The shape of a $20 silver Olympic Centenary swimming coin is circular.

**(2) **The edge of the coin is milled.

**(3) **The composition of the coin is 92.5% silver and 7.5% other metal.

**(4) **The standard weight of the coin is 33.62 grams.

**(5) **A variation of 0.37 grams from the standard weight is allowable.

**(6) **The diameter of the coin is 40.13 millimetres.

**(7) **The thickness of the coin is 3.30 millimetres.

**Design of $20 silver Olympic Centenary swimming coin**

**8. (1)** The obverse of a $20 silver Olympic Centenary swimming coin bears an effigy of the Queen and the inscriptions “ELIZABETH II”, “AUSTRALIA 1993” and “20 DOLLARS”.

**(2)** The reverse of the coin bears:

(a) a representation of 3 male swimmers at the edge of a swimming pool, and 1 male swimmer in the pool, joining hands; and

(b) a depiction of the Olympic rings; and

(c) the inscription “1896—1996” under the Olympic rings.

**(3)** The edge of the coin bears the inscription “CITIUS, ALTIUS, FORTIUS”.

**Specifications of $200 gold Olympic Centenary coin**

**9. (1)** The shape of a $200 gold Olympic Centenary coin is circular.

**(2) **The edge of the coin is milled.

**(3) **The composition of the coin is 11/12 gold and 1/12 other metal.

**(4) **The standard weight of the coin is 16.954 grams.

**(5) **A variation of 0.15 grams from the standard weight is allowable.

**(6) **The diameter of the coin is 28.13 millimetres.

**(7) **The thickness of the coin is 2.15 millimetres.

**Design of $200 gold Olympic Centenary coin**

**10. (1)** The obverse of a $200 gold Olympic Centenary coin bears an effigy of the Queen and the inscriptions “ELIZABETH II”, “AUSTRALIA 1993” and “200 DOLLARS”.

**(2)** The reverse of the coin bears:

(a) a representation of a female gymnast in a forward diving position, with 3 star-like sources of light above her and 3 approximate reflections of the lights in front of her; and

(b) a depiction of the Olympic rings and a laurel wreath; and

(c) the inscriptions “1896” and “1996” under the Olympic rings.

**(3)** The edge of the coin bears the inscription “CITIUS, ALTIUS, FORTIUS”.

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