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Currency Determination No. 6 of 1999

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Determinations/Currency as made
This Determination sets out the specifications and design of certain coins.
Administered by: Treasury
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Registered 29 Apr 2008
Gazetted 17 Nov 1999

Currency Determination 1999 (No. 6)

I, JOE HOCKEY, Minister for Financial Services and Regulation, make this Determination under subsection 13A (1) of the Currency Act 1965.

Dated 9 November 1999.






JOE HOCKEY
Minister for Financial Services and Regulation

 


Currency Determination 1999 (No. 6)

made under the

 

 

 

Contents

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                        1  Name of Determination                                                       3

                        2  Commencement                                                                3

                        3  Specification of coins                                                         3

                        4  Application of Determination                                                3

Schedule 1                                                                                                   4

Part 1                      Specifications of coins                                                     4

Part 2                      Explanation of symbols                                                    4

 


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1              Name of Determination

                This Determination is Currency Determination 1999 (No. 6).

2              Commencement

                This Determination commences on gazettal.

3              Specification of coins

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

4              Application of Determination

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


Schedule 1           

(section 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

99.9% silver

31.635 ± 0.500

40.60

4.00

S1

E5

O15

R224

102

$5

99.9% silver

31.635 ± 0.500

40.60

4.00

S1

E5

O15

R225

103

$100

99.9% gold

10.021 ± 0.020

25.10

2.40

S1

E1

O15

R226

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

O15

An effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, and the monogram ‘IRB’, 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’.

205

Reverse

R224

A circle, immediately inside the rim, comprising:

(a) a representation of Australian flora; and

(b) a tablet enclosing:

                          (i)    the inscription ‘Sydney 2000’; and

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

that, in turn, surround:

(c) a representation of a kookaburra sitting on a eucalyptus branch with a worm in its beak; and

(d) the letter ‘P’ or ‘C’.

206

Reverse

R225

A circle, immediately inside the rim, comprising:

(a) representations of different weather conditions, including clouds, sun, rain, a rainbow and hail; and

(b) the letter ‘P’ or ‘C’; and

(c) a tablet enclosing:

                          (i)    the inscription ‘Sydney 2000’; and

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

that, in turn, surround a representation of a flock of birds flying over Sydney Harbour, with an artificial structure depicted in the foreground.


207

Reverse

R226

A circle, immediately inside the rim, comprising:

(a) 15 tablets of varying sizes, each enclosing an abstract representation of an Olympic sport; and

(b) a tablet enclosing:

                          (i)    the inscription ‘Sydney 2000’; and

                         (ii)    a representation of the Olympic rings;

that, in turn, surround:

(c) the inscription ‘ACHIEVEMENT’; and

(d) a representation of a person placing a medal around the neck of an Olympic competitor; and

(e) the letter ‘P’.