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Currency Determination No. 4 of 1997

Authoritative Version
No. 4 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 13 Aug 1997

Commonwealth of Australia

Currency Act 1965

Currency Determination No. 4 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 28 July 1997.

 

 

 

C.R. KEMP

Assistant Treasurer

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Citation

          1.   This Determination may be cited as Currency Determination No. 4 of 1997.

Commencement

          2.   This Determination commences on 29 September 1997.

Specifications of coins

          3.   This Determination specifies, for a coin of a kind having the denomination and standard composition specified in columns 1 and 2, respectively, in Part 1 of the Schedule, and a design specified in column 5 of that Part:

                (a)    the standard weight, and allowable variation from that weight, specified for a coin of that kind in column 3 of that Part; and

               (b)    the dimensions specified for a coin of that kind in column 4 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

 

Denom‑

ination

 

Standard

composition

 

Standard weight

 

Dimensions

 

Design

 

 

and allowable

variation (g)

(1)

Diameter

(mm)

(2)

Thickness

(mm)

(1)

Shape

(2)

Edge

(3)

Obverse

(4)

Reverse

       $5

 

Copper, zinc, aluminium and tin

 

20.00 ± 0.50

      38.90

        2.65

S1

E1

O3

R44

       $5

 

Copper, zinc, aluminium and tin

 

20.00 ± 0.50

      38.90

        2.65

S1

E1

O3

R45

       $5

 

99.9% silver

31.635 ± 0.50

      40.60

        4.00

S1

E5

O4

R46

       $5

 

99.9% silver

31.635 ± 0.50

      40.60

        4.00

S1

E5

O4

R47

   $100

 

99.99% gold

10.021 ± 0.020

      25.10

        2.40

S1

E1

O4

R48

 

PART 2—EXPLANATION OF SYMBOLS

 

Design Feature

Symbol

Explanation

Shape

S1

Circular

 

Edge

E1

 

Milled

 

Edge

E5

 

Plain edge with 2 of the inscription “GAMES OF THE XXVII OLYMPIAD” 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”.

 


Design Feature

Symbol

Explanation

Reverse

R44

A representation of a female hockey player 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

R45

A representation of a male weight lifter performing the “clean and jerk” weight‑lifting action 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

R46

The following inscriptions in 2 separate circles immediately inside the rim:

                      (a)     “CELEBRATING THE UNIQUE ANIMALS, BIRDS, FISH AND FLORA OF AUSTRALIA AND THE SPIRIT OF THE GAMES OF THE XXVII OLYMPIAD.”; and

                     (b)     “COMMEMORATING THE OLYMPIC GAMES OF THE NEW MILLENNIUM IN SYDNEY IN THE YEAR 2000 A.D.”;

surrounding:

                      (c)     a representation of 19 Australian grass trees (xanthorrhoea australis); and

                     (d)     a representation of a female kangaroo with a joey in her pouch; and

                      (e)     a smaller shape enclosing:

                                   (i)     the inscription “Sydney 2000”; and

                                  (ii)     a representation of the Olympic rings printed in Olympic colours.

 

Reverse

R47

Representations of a component of the Sydney 2000 Olympic logo arranged in a circle immediately inside the rim surrounding:

                      (a)     representations of reef fish, sting‑rays, sharks, crocodiles, sea snakes and turtles in “swimming‑dreaming”; and

                     (b)     a representation of “two people dreaming”; and

                      (c)     a smaller shape enclosing:

                                   (i)     the inscription “Sydney 2000”; and

                                  (ii)     a representation of the Olympic rings printed in Olympic colours.

 

Reverse

R48

Representations of the Olympic flame and torches arranged in a circle immediately inside the rim surrounding a representation of the Sydney 2000 Olympic logo printed in Olympic colours.

 

[NOTE:  E2 and O1 are referred to in Currency Determination No. 6 of 1996 and E3, E4 and O2 are referred to in Currency Determination No. 7 of 1996.]