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Currency Determination No. 7 of 1997

Authoritative Version
No. 7 of 1997 Determinations/Currency as made
This Determination sets out the specifications and design of certain coins.
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Registered 15 Apr 2008
Gazetted 19 Nov 1997

Commonwealth of Australia

Currency Act 1965

Currency Determination No. 7 of 1997

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

Dated 11 November 1997.

C.R. KEMP

Assistant Treasurer

 

Citation

          1.   This Determination may be cited as the Currency Determination No. 7 of 1997.

Commencement

          2.   This Determination commences on 1 January 1998.

Specification of coins

          3.   This Determination specifies, for a coin of a kind having the denomination and standard composition specified in columns 1 and 2 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 COIN

 

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

50 cents

 

Copper and nickel

15.55 ± 0.40

 

31.65

2.80

S3

E4

O5

R54

$1

Copper, aluminium and nickel

 

9.00 ± 0.28

25.12

2.80

S1

E3

O5

R55

$1

Not less than 99.9% silver

 

11.66 ± 0.24

25.12

2.80

S1

E3

O5

R55

 

 

31.635 ± 0.50

 

40.60

4.00

S1

E1

O5

R56

 

 

31.635 ± 0.50

 

40.60

4.00

S1

E1

O5

R57

$5

Copper, aluminium and nickel

 

28.00 ± 0.80

38.90

3.50

S1

E1

O5

R58

$5

Austenitic stainless steel, copper, aluminium and nickel

 

10.60 ± 0.50

28.12

2.60

S2

E4

O5

R59

 

PART 2—EXPLANATION OF SYMBOLS

 

Design Feature

Symbol

Explanation

Shape

S1

S2

S3

Circular

Regular 24‑sided polygon

Dodecahedral

 

Edge

E1

E3

E4

Continuous milled

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

Plain

 


 


Design Feature

Symbol

Explanation

Obverse

O5

An effigy of the Queen, surrounded by the inscriptions:

                      (a)     “ELIZABETH II”; and

                     (b)     “AUSTRALIA”; and

                      (c)     “1998”.

 

Reverse

R54

An effigy of George Bass and an effigy of Matthew Flinders, superimposed on a representation of the South Eastern sector of the Australian mainland and the island of Tasmania showing the approximate route of their exploration of that sector, with the inscriptions:

                      (a)     “GEORGE BASS”; and

                     (b)     “MATTHEW FLINDERS”; and

                      (c)     “DISCOVERY OF BASS STRAIT”; and

                     (d)     “1798 ‑ 1998”; and

                      (e)     “50”.

 

Reverse

R55

An effigy of Howard Florey, with the inscriptions:

                      (a)     “HOWARD FLOREY CENTENARY”; and

                     (b)     “1 DOLLAR”; and

                      (c)     “C”, “S”, “M”, “B” or “A”; and

                     (d)     the monogram “HH”.

 

Reverse

R56

A representation of a hopping kangaroo surrounded by the inscriptions:

                      (a)     “C”; and

                     (b)     “1 OUNCE FINE SILVER”; and

                      (c)     “ONE DOLLAR”; and

                     (d)     the monogram “HH”.

 

Reverse

R57

A representation of New Parliament House, Canberra, above a representation of the reverse of a 1988 $5 coin, with the inscriptions:

                      (a)     “1988”; and

                     (b)     “1998”; and

                      (c)     “ONE DOLLAR”; and

                     (d)     the monogram “HH”.

 

Reverse

R58

A representation of a woman operating a pedal radio and, in the background, an aircraft in flight, with the inscriptions:

                      (a)     “ROYAL FLYING DOCTOR”; and

                     (b)     “70 YEARS OF SERVICE”; and

                      (c)     “DOLLARS 5”.

 


 

 

 


Design Feature

Symbol

Explanation

Reverse

R59

A representation of a single‑engined bi‑plane with the crest of the Royal Flying Doctor Service above and the years 1928 and 1998, all enclosed in a circle which is surrounded by the inscriptions:

                      (a)     “70 YEARS OF THE ROYAL FLYING DOCTOR SERVICE”; and

                     (b)     “5 DOLLARS”.