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Currency Determination No. 1 of 1997

Authoritative Version
No. 1 of 1997 Determinations/Currency as made
This Determination sets out the specifications and design of certain coins.
Administered by: Treasury
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Registered 14 Apr 2008
Gazetted 14 Apr 1997

Commonwealth of Australia

Currency Act 1965

Currency Determination No. 1 of 1997

I, CHARLES RODERICK KEMP, Assistant Treasurer, acting for the Treasurer, make the following Determination under subsection 13A (1) of the Currency Act 1965.

Dated 9 April 1997.

 

 

 

C.R. KEMP

Assistant Treasurer

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Citation

          1.   This Determination may be cited as Currency Determination No. 1 of 1997.

Commencement

          2.   This Determination commences on 15 April 1997.

Specifications of certain coins

          3.   This Determination specifies, in relation to certain coins having the denominations and standard compositions specified in columns 1 and 2 of Part 1 of the Schedule, the standard weights, the allowable variations from those standard weights, the dimensions and the designs respectively set out in columns 3, 4 and 5 of that Part.

Application of Determination

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

 

 

 

 

                                     SCHEDULE                                Clause 3

PART 1—SPECIFICATIONS OF COINS

 

Column 1

 

Denom‑

Column 2

 

Standard

Column 3

 

Standard weight

Column 4

 

Dimensions—

Column 5

 

Design—

ination

composition

 

and allowable

variation (g)

(1)

Diameter

(mm)

(2)

Thickness

(mm)

(1)

Shape

(2)

Edge

(3)

Obverse

(4)

Reverse

       $1

Not less 99.9% silver

11.66 ± 0.24

      25.12

        2.80

S1

E3

O2

R25

       $5

92.5% silver, 7.5% copper

35.79 ± 0.63

      38.90

        3.50

S1

E1

O2

R32

       $5

92.5% silver, 7.5% copper

35.79 ± 0.63

      38.90

        3.50

S1

E1

O2

R33

       $5

92.5% silver, 7.5% copper

35.79 ± 0.63

      38.90

        3.50

S1

E1

O2

R34

       $5

92.5% silver, 7.5% copper

35.79 ± 0.63

      38.90

        3.50

S1

E1

O2

R35

       $5

92.5% silver, 7.5% copper

35.79 ± 0.63

      38.90

        3.50

S1

E1

O2

R36

     $10

92.5% silver, 7.5% copper

20.00 ± 0.50

      34.10

        2.90

S1

E1

O2

R37

     $10

92.5% silver, 7.5% copper

40.00 ± 0.50

      34.10

        5.10

S1

E1

O2

R37

PART 2—EXPLANATION OF SYMBOLS

1. Shape:

S1  =  circular.

2. Edge:

E1  =  milled.

E3  =  14 segments, of which 7 are milled and 7 are plain.

[NOTE:  E2 is explained in Currency Determination No. 6 of 1996.]

3. Obverse:

O2  =  an effigy of the Queen, surrounded by the inscriptions:

                (a)    “ELIZABETH II”; and

               (b)    “AUSTRALIA”; and

                (c)    “1997”.

[NOTE:  O1 is explained in Currency Determination No. 6 of 1996.]

4. Reverse:                                                                                                                                                      

R25  =  an effigy of Sir Charles Kingsford Smith, surrounded by:

                (a)    the inscriptions:

                          (i)    “SIR CHARLES KINGSFORD SMITH”; and

                         (ii)    “1897”; and

                         (iii)    “1935”; and

                        (iv)    “1 DOLLAR”; and

               (b)    a representation of an aeroplane bearing the inscriptions “USU” and “SOUTHERN CROSS”.

 

R32  =  a representation of camels against a background of hills and a windmill, and the inscription “5 DOLLARS”.

 

R33  =  a representation of a steam train at a station, and the inscription “5 DOLLARS”.

 

R34  =  a representation of a bullock train, with driver, passing a building labelled “SCHOOL OF ARTS”, and the inscription “5 DOLLARS”.

 

R35  =  a representation of a paddle steamer against a background of river gums, and the inscription “5 DOLLARS”.

 

R36  =  a representation of a steam driven traction engine clearing land, and the inscription “5 DOLLARS”.

 

R37  =  a representation of a red‑tailed black cockatoo perched on a branch, surrounded by the inscriptions:

                (a)    “RED‑TAILED BLACK COCKATOO”; and

               (b)    “10 DOLLARS”.