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Currency Determination No. 5 of 1998

Authoritative Version
No. 5 of 1998 Determinations/Currency as made
This Determination sets out the specifications and design of certain coins.
Administered by: Treasury
General Comments: Subject to subclause (2), this determination commences on 29 June 1998. Clause 5 is taken to have commenced on 20 March 1998.
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Commonwealth of Australia

Currency Act 1965

Currency Determination No. 5 of 1998

I, Charles Roderick Kemp, Assistant Treasurer, make this Determination under subsection 13A (1) of the Currency Act 1965.

Dated 16 June 1998.

C.R. KEMP

Assistant Treasurer

 

Name of Determination

          1.   This Determination is Currency Determination No. 5 of 1998.

Commencement

          2.   (1)    Subject to subclause (2), this determination commences on 29 June 1998.

         (2)   Clause 5 is taken to have commenced on 20 March 1998.

Specification of coins

          3.   This Determination specifies, for a coin having the denomination and standard composition specified in columns 2 and 3 of Part 1 of the Schedule, the standard weight, the allowable variation from that weight, the dimensions and the design specified in columns 4, 5 and 6 of that Part.

Application of Determination

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

Amendment of Currency Determination No. 4 of 1998

          5.   Clause 3 of Currency Determination No. 4 of 1998 is amended as follows:

                (a)    omit “columns 1 and 2”, substitute “columns 2 and 3”;

               (b)    omit “columns 3, 4 and 5”, substitute “columns 4, 5 and 6”.

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                                                           SCHEDULE                                              Clause 3

PART 1—SPECIFICATIONS OF COINS

 

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Column 4

Column 5

Column 6

 

Item

 

Denomination

 

Standard

composition

 

Standard weight and allowable variation (g)

 

Dimensions

 

Design

 

 

 

 

(1)
Diameter
(mm)

(2)
Thickness
(mm)

(1)
Shape

(2)
Edge

(3)
Obverse

(4)
Reverse

101

$5

Copper, zinc, aluminium, tin

20.000 ± 0.500

38.90

2.65

S1

E1

O3

R85

102

$5

Copper, zinc, aluminium, tin

20.000 ± 0.500

38.90

2.65

S1

E1

03

R86

103

$5

Copper, zinc, aluminium, tin

20.000 ± 0.500

38.90

2.65

S1

E1

03

R87

104

$5

Copper, zinc, aluminium, tin

20.000 ± 0.500

38.90

2.65

S1

E1

03

R88

105

$5

99.9% silver

31.635 ± 0.500

40.60

4.00

S1

E5

04

R89

106

$5

99.9% silver

31.635 ± 0.500

40.60

4.00

S1

E5

04

R90

107

$100

99.9% gold

10.021 ± 0.020

25.10

2.40

S1

E1

04

R91


 

PART 2—EXPLANATION OF SYMBOLS

 

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Column 4

Item

Design Feature

Symbol

                                                           Explanation

201

Shape

S1

Circular

202

Edge

E1

Continuously milled

203

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.

204

Obverse

O3

An effigy of the Queen, surrounded by the inscriptions:

                      (a)     “ELIZABETH II”; and

                     (b)  “AUSTRALIA 2000”.

205

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”.

206

Reverse

R85

A representation of two handball players in 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.

207

Reverse

R86

A representation of a kayak competitor challenging a difficult water course, 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.

208

Reverse

R87

A representation of two wrestlers engaging, superimposed on a representation of Olympic flames, surrounded by:

                      (a)  the inscriptions:

                           (i)  “Sydney 2000”; and

                                  (ii) “5 DOLLARS”; and

                (b)     representation of the Olympic rings.

209

Reverse

R88

A representation of a softball player striking a ball, 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.

210

Reverse

R89

A circle, immediately inside the rim, comprising:

                      (a)  representations of leaves and flowers of the Desert Pea; 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 a frill‑neck lizard; and

                     (d)     the letter “P” or “C”.

211

Reverse

R90

A circle, immediately inside the rim, comprising:

                      (a)  representations of various means of transport that brought immigrants to Australia; 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 faces showing a wide variety of ages, ethnic groups and both sexes; and

                     (d)     the letter “P” or “C”.

212

Reverse

R91

A circle, immediately inside the rim, comprising:

                      (a)     a representation of items of equipment used in training and practice by athletes; and

                     (b)     the inscription “DEDICATION”;

and surrounding:

                      (c)  a representation of athletes in training in the gymnasium; and

                 (d) the letter “P”; and

                   (e)  a tablet enclosing:

                                   (i)     the inscription “Sydney 2000”; and

                                  (ii)     a representation of the Olympic rings.