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Currency Determination No. 3 of 1998

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No. 3 of 1998 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 25 Mar 1998
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Commonwealth of Australia

Currency Act 1965

Currency Determination No. 3 of 1998

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

Dated 12 March 1998.

C.R KEMP

Assistant Treasurer

 

Name of Determination

          1.   This Determination is Currency Determination No. 3 of 1998.

Commencement

          2.   This Determination commences on 1 April 1998.

Specification of coins

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

 

Column 2

Column 3

Column 4

Column 5

Denomination

Standard

composition

Standard weight and allowable

Dimensions

Design

 

 

variation (g)

(1)
Diameter
(mm)

(2)
Thickness
(mm)

(1)
Shape

(2)
Edge

(3)
Obverse

(4)
Reverse

$5

Copper, zinc, aluminium, tin

20.000 ± 0.500

38.90

2.65

S1

E1

O3

R70

$5

Copper, zinc, aluminium, tin

20.000 ± 0.500

38.90

2.65

S1

E1

O3

R71

$5

Copper, zinc, aluminium, tin

20.000 ± 0.500

38.90

2.65

S1

E1

O3

R72

$5

99.9% silver

31.635 ± 0.500

40.60

4.00

S1

E5

O4

R73

$5

99.9% silver

31.635 ± 0.500

40.60

4.00

S1

E5

O4

R74

$100

99.99% gold

10.021 ± 0.020

25.10

2.40

S1

E1

O4

R75

PART 2—EXPLANATION OF SYMBOLS

Design Feature

Symbol

Explanation

Shape

S1

Circular

Edge

E1

Continuous milled

Edge

E5

Plain edge with the inscription “GAMES OF THE XXVII OLYMPIAD” (twice appearing) evenly spaced around the edge to read with the reverse of the coin facing up.

Obverse

O3

An effigy of the Queen, surrounded by the inscriptions:

                      (a)     “ELIZABETH II”; and

                     (b)     “AUSTRALIA 2000”.

Obverse

O4

An effigy of the Queen, surrounded by:

                      (a)     the inscriptions:

                                   (i)     “ELIZABETH II”; and

                                  (ii)     “AUSTRALIA 2000”; and

                     (b)     an inscription stating, in Arabic numerals, the amount in dollars of the denomination of the coin, followed by the word “DOLLARS”.

Reverse

R70

A representation of a football player striking at a football superimposed on a representation of Olympic flames, surrounded by:

                      (a)     the inscriptions:

                                   (i)     “Sydney 2000”; and

                                  (ii)     “5 DOLLARS”; and

                     (b)  a representation of the Olympic rings.

Reverse

R71

A representation of a triathlete emerging from the water superimposed on a representation of Olympic flames, surrounded by:

                      (a)     the inscriptions:

                                   (i)     “Sydney 2000”; and

                                  (ii)     “5 DOLLARS”; and

                     (b)  a representation of the Olympic rings.

Reverse

R72

A representation of a cyclist riding a bicycle superimposed on a representation of Olympic flames, surrounded by:

                      (a)     the inscriptions:

                                   (i)     “Sydney 2000”; and

                                  (ii)     “5 DOLLARS”; and

                     (b)  a representation of the Olympic rings.

Reverse

R73

A circle, immediately inside the ring, comprising:

                      (a)     representations of coral; and

                     (b)     a tablet, enclosing:

                                   (i)     the inscription “Sydney 2000”; and

                                  (ii)     a representation of the Olympic rings in Olympic colours;

and surrounding:

                      (c)     a representation of 2 great white sharks; and

                (d)  the letter “C”.

Reverse

R74

A circle, immediately inside the ring, comprising:

                      (a)     representations of sailing ships; and

                     (b)     a tablet, enclosing:

                                   (i)     the inscription “Sydney 2000”; and

                                  (ii)     a representation of the Olympic rings in Olympic colours;

and surrounding:

                      (c)     a motif border, surrounding:

                           (i)     a representation of Australia with superimposed figures, footprints and motifs; and

                                  (ii)     the letter “C”.

Reverse

R75

Representations of elements of an traditional analog stopwatch and a modern digital heart‑rate monitor, and the inscription “DEDICATION”, arranged in a circle, immediately inside the rim, enclosing:

                      (a)     a representation of a tracksuit‑clad athlete training in the rain; and

                     (b)     the letter “P”; and

                      (c)     a tablet, enclosing:

                                   (i)     the inscription “Sydney 2000”; and

                                  (ii)     a representation of the Olympic rings.