Federal Register of Legislation - Australian Government

Primary content

Currency (Royal Australian Mint) Determination 2013 (No. 1)

Authoritative Version
  • - F2013L00631
  • In force - Superseded Version
  • View Series
Determinations/Currency as made
This determination sets out the specifications and design of certain coins.
Administered by: Treasury
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislation (Exemptions and Other Matters) Regulation 2015 s12 item 20
Registered 09 Apr 2013
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR14-May-2013
Tabled Senate14-May-2013

Explanatory Statement

 

Currency Act 1965

 

Currency (Royal Australian Mint) Determination 2013 (No. 1)

 

Under subsection 13A (1) of the Currency Act 1965, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Bernie Ripoll, has made a determination regarding the specification of coins proposed to be issued by the Royal Australian Mint (RAM).

Subsection 13A (1) of the Currency Act 1965 requires that the determination provides details of the coins’ characteristics, including standard composition, standard weight, allowable variation from standard weight, design and dimensions.

This determination is a disallowable instrument for the purposes of section 42 of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003.

Item 1

2013 $1 Copper Aluminium and Nickel Coin – Black Caviar

 

Reverse

In the background, a representation of a jockey riding a horse, overlaid with the inscription            ‘1 DOLLAR’. The design includes a representation of a square containing an ornamental pattern comprising of dots. The inscriptions ‘BLACK CAVIAR’ and the initials of the designer Tony Dean ‘TD’ are also included in the design.

 

Obverse

Consistent with all Australian legal tender coinage, an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will appear on the obverse side of the coin together with the inscriptions ‘ELIZABETH II’, ‘AUSTRALIA 2013’ and the initials of the designer Ian Rank-Broadley ‘IRB’.

Item 2

2013 $1 Copper Aluminium and Nickel Colour Printed Coin – Black Caviar

 

Reverse

In the background, a representation of a jockey riding a horse, overlaid with the number ‘1’ containing an ornamental pattern comprising of black dots superimposed on a salmon pink coloured background.  The design includes a representation of a square containing an ornamental pattern comprising of black dots superimposed on a salmon pink coloured background. The inscriptions ‘DOLLAR’, ‘BLACK CAVIAR’ and the initials of the designer Tony Dean ‘TD’ are also included in the design.

 

Obverse

Consistent with all Australian legal tender coinage, an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will appear on the obverse side of the coin together with the inscriptions ‘ELIZABETH II’, ‘AUSTRALIA 2013’ and the initials of the designer Ian Rank-Broadley ‘IRB’.

Item 3

2013 $1 Silver Coin – Black Caviar

 

Reverse

A representation of a jockey riding a galloping horse, appearing to emerge from a border on the right. The design includes the inscriptions ‘BLACK CAVIAR’, ‘1 DOLLAR’, ‘1 oz .999 Ag’ and the initials of the designer Tony Dean ‘TD’.

 

Obverse

Consistent with all Australian legal tender coinage, an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will appear on the obverse side of the coin together with the inscriptions ‘ELIZABETH II’, ‘AUSTRALIA 2013’ and the initials of the designer Ian Rank-Broadley ‘IRB’.

Item 4

2013 20c Copper and Nickel Coin – The Ashes

 

Reverse

A background including 9 fanned stripes, of which 5 are plain and 4 contain an ornamental pattern comprising of dots. In the foreground, a representation of a batsman playing cricket and a representation of a cricket ball. The design includes the inscriptions ‘THE’, ‘ASHES’, ‘SINCE’, ‘1882’, ‘20’ and the initials of the designer Aleksandra Stokic ‘AS’.

 

Obverse

Consistent with all Australian legal tender coinage, an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will appear on the obverse side of the coin together with the inscriptions ‘ELIZABETH II’, ‘AUSTRALIA 2013’ and the initials of the designer Ian Rank-Broadley ‘IRB’.

Items 5

and 6

Two 50c Coins

2013 50c Copper and Nickel Coin – 60th Anniversary of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II

and

2013 50c Silver Coin – 60th Anniversary of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II

 

Reverse

A representation of 60 crowns arranged in a repetitive circular pattern wherein the crowns decrease in size every 5th crown. The design includes the inscriptions ‘SIXTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CORONATION OF QUEEN ELIZABETH II’, ‘50’ and the initials of the designer Aleksandra Stokic ‘AS’.

 

Obverse

Consistent with all Australian legal tender coinage, an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will appear on the obverse side of the coin together with the inscriptions ‘ELIZABETH II’, ‘AUSTRALIA 2013’ and the initials of the designer Ian Rank-Broadley ‘IRB’.

Item 7

2013 $1 Copper Aluminium and Nickel Coin – Inspirational Australians: Country Music Slim Dusty

 

Reverse

A representation of Slim Dusty and a guitar. The design includes a circular border, the inscriptions ‘SLIM DUSTY 1927-2003’, ‘INSPIRATIONAL AUSTRALIANS : COUNTRY MUSIC’,           ‘1 DOLLAR’, a representation of a dot and the initials of the designer Aleksandra Stokic ‘AS’.

 

Obverse

Consistent with all Australian legal tender coinage, an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will appear on the obverse side of the coin together with the inscriptions ‘ELIZABETH II’, ‘AUSTRALIA 2013’ and the initials of the designer Ian Rank-Broadley ‘IRB’.

Items 8

and 9

Two $1 Coins

2013 $1 Copper Aluminium and Nickel Coin – 60th Anniversary of the Korean War

and

2013 $1 Silver Coin – 60th Anniversary of the Korean War

 

Reverse

A representation of a dove superimposed on a stylised representation of the yin and yang symbol, which, in turn, is filled in by an ornamental design comprising of a series of equidistant lines. The design includes a representation of the Korean pictograph pronounced ‘pyung hwa’ and meaning ‘peace’ and the inscriptions ‘KOREAN WAR’, ‘60TH ANNIVERSARY’, ‘1953-2013’ and a representation of a dot. 

 

Obverse

Consistent with all Australian legal tender coinage, an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will appear on the obverse side of the coin together with the inscriptions ‘ELIZABETH II’, ‘AUSTRALIA 2013’, ‘1 DOLLAR’, 2 representations of a dot and the initials of the designer Ian Rank-Broadley ‘IRB’.

Item 10

2014 $1 Silver Coin – Explorers’ First Sightings

 

Reverse

A representation an Australian bush scene. The design includes a representation of a kangaroo facing right and a kangaroo facing left and leaning towards the ground. The inscriptions           ‘ONE DOLLAR’, ‘1 OUNCE FINE SILVER’ and a stylised representation of the designer’s initials ‘AB’ are also included in the design.  

 

Obverse

Consistent with all Australian legal tender coinage, an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will appear on the obverse side of the coin together with the inscriptions ‘ELIZABETH II’, ‘AUSTRALIA 2014’ and the initials of the designer Ian Rank-Broadley ‘IRB’.

Item 11

2014 $10 Gold Coin – Explorers’ First Sightings

 

Reverse

A representation an Australian bush scene. The design includes a representation of a kangaroo facing right and a kangaroo facing left and leaning towards the ground. The inscriptions            ‘TEN DOLLARS’, ‘1/10 oz .9999 Au’ and a stylised representation of the designer’s initials ‘AB’ are also included in the design.  

 

Obverse

Consistent with all Australian legal tender coinage, an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will appear on the obverse side of the coin together with the inscriptions ‘ELIZABETH II’, ‘AUSTRALIA 2014’ and the initials of the designer Ian Rank-Broadley ‘IRB’.

Items 12 and 13

Two $1 Coins

2014 $1 Copper, Aluminium and Nickel Coin – Year of the Horse

and

2014 $1 Silver Coin – Year of the Horse

 

Reverse

A central circle containing a representation of a horse facing left. Surrounding the central circle is a representation of a flame and a representation of the Chinese character pronounced ‘mǎ’ and meaning ‘horse’. The design includes four lunes containing identical design elements incorporating the representation of a flame. The inscriptions ‘2014’ and ‘YEAR OF THE HORSE’ are also included in the design.

 

Obverse

Consistent with all Australian legal tender coinage, an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will appear on the obverse side of the coin together with the inscriptions ‘ELIZABETH II’, ‘AUSTRALIA 2014’, ‘1 DOLLAR’, 2 representations of a dot and the initials of the designer Ian Rank-Broadley ‘IRB’.

Items 14

2014 $10 Gold Coin – Year of the Horse

 

Reverse

A central circle containing a representation of a horse facing left. Surrounding the central circle is a representation of a flame and a representation of the Chinese character pronounced ‘mǎ’ and meaning ‘horse’. The design includes four lunes containing identical design elements incorporating the representation of a flame. The inscriptions ‘2014’ and ‘YEAR OF THE HORSE’ are also included in the design.

 

Obverse

Consistent with all Australian legal tender coinage, an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will appear on the obverse side of the coin together with the inscriptions ‘ELIZABETH II’, ‘AUSTRALIA 2014’, ‘10 DOLLARS’, 2 representations of a dot and the initials of the designer Ian Rank-Broadley ‘IRB’.

Items 15

2014 50c  Coin – Year of the Horse

 

Reverse

A representation of a horse jumping in a field of grass. The design includes the number ‘50’ and a representation of the Chinese character pronounced ‘mǎ’ and meaning ‘horse’.

 

Obverse

Consistent with all Australian legal tender coinage, an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will appear on the obverse side of the coin together with the inscriptions ‘ELIZABETH II’, ‘AUSTRALIA 2014’ and the initials of the designer Ian Rank-Broadley ‘IRB’.

Items 16

2014 $1 Silver Coin – Year of the Horse

 

Reverse

A stylised representation of a horse. The design includes an ornamental border and a representation of the Chinese character pronounced ‘mǎ’ and meaning ‘horse’. The inscriptions ‘1 oz .999 SILVER’ and the initials of the designer Chrissy Lau ‘CL’ are also included in the design.

 

Obverse

Consistent with all Australian legal tender coinage, an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will appear on the obverse side of the coin together with the inscriptions ‘ELIZABETH II’, ‘AUSTRALIA 2014’, ‘1 DOLLAR’, 2 representations of a dot and the initials of the designer Ian Rank-Broadley ‘IRB’.

Items 17

2014 $10 Silver Coin – Year of the Horse

 

Reverse

A stylised representation of a horse. The design includes an ornamental border and a representation of the Chinese character pronounced ‘mǎ’ and meaning ‘horse’. The inscriptions ‘5 oz .999 SILVER’ and the initials of the designer Chrissy Lau ‘CL’ are also included in the design.

 

Obverse

Consistent with all Australian legal tender coinage, an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will appear on the obverse side of the coin together with the inscriptions ‘ELIZABETH II’, ‘AUSTRALIA 2014’, ‘10 DOLLARS’, 2 representations of a dot and the initials of the designer Ian Rank-Broadley ‘IRB’.

Items 18

2014 $30 Silver Coin – Year of the Horse

 

Reverse

A stylised representation of 8 horses. The design includes an ornamental border and a representation of the Chinese character pronounced ‘mǎ’ and meaning ‘horse’. The inscriptions     ‘1 kg .999 SILVER’ and the initials of the designer Chrissy Lau ‘CL’ are also included in the design.

 

Obverse

Consistent with all Australian legal tender coinage, an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will appear on the obverse side of the coin together with the inscriptions ‘ELIZABETH II’, ‘AUSTRALIA 2014’, ‘30 DOLLARS’, 2 representations of a dot and the initials of the designer Ian Rank-Broadley ‘IRB’.

Items 19

2014 $100 Gold Coin – Year of the Horse

 

Reverse

A stylised representation of a horse. The design includes an ornamental border and a representation of the Chinese character pronounced ‘mǎ’ and meaning ‘horse’. The inscriptions ‘1 oz .9999 GOLD’ and the initials of the designer Chrissy Lau ‘CL’ are also included in the design.

 

Obverse

Consistent with all Australian legal tender coinage, an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will appear on the obverse side of the coin together with the inscriptions ‘ELIZABETH II’, ‘AUSTRALIA 2014’, ‘100 DOLLARS’, 2 representations of a dot and the initials of the designer Ian Rank-Broadley ‘IRB’.

Items 20

2014 $500 Gold Coin – Year of the Horse

 

Reverse

A stylised representation of a horse. The design includes an ornamental border and a representation of the Chinese character pronounced ‘mǎ’ and meaning ‘horse’. The inscriptions ‘5 oz .9999 GOLD’ and the initials of the designer Chrissy Lau ‘CL’ are also included in the design.

 

Obverse

Consistent with all Australian legal tender coinage, an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will appear on the obverse side of the coin together with the inscriptions ‘ELIZABETH II’, ‘AUSTRALIA 2014’, ‘500 DOLLARS’, 2 representations of a dot and the initials of the designer Ian Rank-Broadley ‘IRB’.

Items 21

2014 $3000 Gold Coin – Year of the Horse

 

Reverse

A stylised representation of 8 horses. The design includes an ornamental border and a representation of the Chinese character pronounced ‘mǎ’ and meaning ‘horse’. The inscriptions     ‘1 kg .9999 GOLD’ and the initials of the designer Chrissy Lau ‘CL’ are also included in the design.

 

Obverse

Consistent with all Australian legal tender coinage, an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will appear on the obverse side of the coin together with the inscriptions ‘ELIZABETH II’, ‘AUSTRALIA 2014’, ‘3000 DOLLARS’, 2 representations of a dot and the initials of the designer Ian Rank-Broadley ‘IRB’.

Items 22

2014 $1 Silver Coin – Koala Road Sign

 

Reverse

In the foreground, a stylised representation of a diamond shaped road sign, including a representation of an adult koala carrying a joey on its back and clinging to a tree branch. The design includes a line drawing of an octagon and a stylised representation of the Southern Cross. The inscription ‘1 oz .999 Ag’ is also included in the design.

 

Obverse

Consistent with all Australian legal tender coinage, an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will appear on the obverse side of the coin together with the inscriptions ‘ELIZABETH II’, ‘AUSTRALIA 2014’, ‘1 DOLLAR’ and the initials of the designer Ian Rank-Broadley ‘IRB’.  All the design elements will be contained in an octagon.

Items 23

2014 $10 Silver Coin – Koala Road Sign

 

Reverse

In the foreground, a stylised representation of a diamond shaped road sign, including a representation of an adult koala carrying a joey on its back and clinging to a tree branch. The design includes a line drawing of an octagon and a stylised representation of the Southern Cross. The inscription ‘5 oz .999 Ag’ is also included in the design.

 

Obverse

Consistent with all Australian legal tender coinage, an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will appear on the obverse side of the coin together with the inscriptions ‘ELIZABETH II’, ‘AUSTRALIA 2014’, ‘10 DOLLARS’ and the initials of the designer Ian Rank-Broadley ‘IRB’.  All the design elements will be contained in an octagon.

Items 24

2014 $30 Silver Coin – Koala Road Sign

 

Reverse

In the foreground, a stylised representation of a diamond shaped road sign, including a representation of an adult koala carrying a joey on its back and clinging to a tree branch. The design includes a line drawing of an octagon and a stylised representation of the Southern Cross. The inscription ‘1 kg .999 Ag’ is also included in the design.

 

Obverse

Consistent with all Australian legal tender coinage, an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will appear on the obverse side of the coin together with the inscriptions ‘ELIZABETH II’, ‘AUSTRALIA 2014’, ‘30 DOLLARS’ and the initials of the designer Ian Rank-Broadley ‘IRB’.  All the design elements will be contained in an octagon.

Items 25

2014 $100 Gold Coin – Koala Road Sign

 

Reverse

In the foreground, a stylised representation of a diamond shaped road sign, including a representation of an adult koala carrying a joey on its back and clinging to a tree branch. The design includes a line drawing of an octagon and a stylised representation of the Southern Cross. The inscription ‘1 oz .9999 Au’ is also included in the design.

 

Obverse

Consistent with all Australian legal tender coinage, an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will appear on the obverse side of the coin together with the inscriptions ‘ELIZABETH II’, ‘AUSTRALIA 2014’, ‘100 DOLLARS’ and the initials of the designer Ian Rank-Broadley ‘IRB’.  All the design elements will be contained in an octagon.

Items 26

2014 $500 Gold Coin – Koala Road Sign

 

Reverse

In the foreground, a stylised representation of a diamond shaped road sign, including a representation of an adult koala carrying a joey on its back and clinging to a tree branch. The design includes a line drawing of an octagon and a stylised representation of the Southern Cross. The inscription ‘5 oz .9999 Au’ is also included in the design.

 

Obverse

Consistent with all Australian legal tender coinage, an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will appear on the obverse side of the coin together with the inscriptions ‘ELIZABETH II’, ‘AUSTRALIA 2014’, ‘500 DOLLARS’ and the initials of the designer Ian Rank-Broadley ‘IRB’.  All the design elements will be contained in an octagon.

Items 27

2014 $3000 Gold Coin – Koala Road Sign

 

Reverse

In the foreground, a stylised representation of a diamond shaped road sign, including a representation of an adult koala carrying a joey on its back and clinging to a tree branch. The design includes a line drawing of an octagon and a stylised representation of the Southern Cross. The inscription ‘1 kg .9999 Au’ is also included in the design.

 

Obverse

Consistent with all Australian legal tender coinage, an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will appear on the obverse side of the coin together with the inscriptions ‘ELIZABETH II’, ‘AUSTRALIA 2014’, ‘3000 DOLLARS’ and the initials of the designer Ian Rank-Broadley ‘IRB’.  All the design elements will be contained in an octagon.

Items 28

2014 $1 Silver Coin – Saltwater Crocodile Graham

 

Reverse

A representation of a crocodile crawling among mangrove in a swamp. The design includes the inscriptions ‘SALTWATER CROCODILE’, ‘GRAHAM – ONE DOLLAR’, ‘1 oz .999 Ag’ and the initials of the designer Tony Dean ‘TD’.

 

Obverse

Consistent with all Australian legal tender coinage, an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will appear on the obverse side of the coin together with the inscriptions ‘ELIZABETH II’, ‘AUSTRALIA 2014’ and the initials of the designer Ian Rank-Broadley ‘IRB.

Items 29

2014 $5 Silver Coin – 25 Years of Territory Government

 

Reverse

The design features an outline map of Australian Capital Territory containing the words ‘AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY’ repeated and presented in rows. Five stylised representations of a map of Australia are arranged in a semicircular pattern wherein each map increases in size. The design includes a horizontal and a vertical line as well as the inscriptions     ‘25 YEARS OF TERRITORY GOVERNMENT’ and ‘5 DOLLARS’.

 

Obverse

Consistent with all Australian legal tender coinage, an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will appear on the obverse side of the coin together with the inscriptions ‘ELIZABETH II’, ‘AUSTRALIA 2014’ and the initials of the designer Ian Rank-Broadley ‘IRB.

Items 30

2015 $5 Silver Coin – 125 Years of State Government

 

Reverse

The design features an outline map of Western Australia containing the words ‘WESTERN AUSTRALIA’ repeated and presented in rows. Five stylised representations of a map of Australia are arranged in a semicircular pattern wherein each map increases in size. The design includes a horizontal and a vertical line as well as the inscriptions ‘125 YEARS OF STATE GOVERNMENT’ and ‘5 DOLLARS’.

 

Obverse

Consistent with all Australian legal tender coinage, an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will appear on the obverse side of the coin together with the inscriptions ‘ELIZABETH II’, ‘AUSTRALIA 2015’ and the initials of the designer Ian Rank-Broadley ‘IRB.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consultation


No public consultation was undertaken in relation to the currency determination. The effect of this instrument is to determine the weight, design and dimension of coins to enable the Royal Australian Mint to continue its production of circulating and numismatic coins. The Mint receives public submissions on coin designs and determines appropriate designs in accordance with its Coin Design Policy. The Mint used market based tools to identify interested parties and gauge interest in coin themes.

 

 

Commencement


The determination commences on the day after it is registered.



Statement of Compatibility with Human Rights


This instrument is compatible with the human rights and freedoms recognised or declared in the international instruments listed in section 3 of the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011. The purpose of the Currency (Royal Australian Mint) Determination 2013 (No.1) is to determine the weight, design and dimension of circulating and numismatic coins. This instrument does not engage any of the applicable rights or freedoms. This instrument is compatible with human rights as it does not raise any human rights issues. This determination has been made by the Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Bernie Ripoll, in accordance with subsection 13A (1) of the Currency Act 1965.